London gallery to show McCartney photos from Beatlemania era
LONDON — (AP) — A trove of previously unseen photos taken by Paul McCartney as The Beatles shot to global stardom will go on display in London this year. The National Portrait Gallery announced Wednesday that the exhibition, titled “Eyes of the Storm,” will help mark the gallery's reopening in June after a three-year refurbishment. Gallery director Nicholas Cullinan said McCartney, approached the gallery in 2020 saying he had rediscovered a batch of photos from late 1963 and early 1964 that he had thought were lost. The gallery is due to reopen June 22. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
University of Arizona to exhibit Linda McCartney photographs
TUCSON, Ariz. — (AP) — The University of Arizona announced Thursday that its Center for Creative Photography will host the North American premiere next year of “The Linda McCartney Retrospective,” celebrating her 30-year career as a photographer. The exhibition will run from Feb. 24 until Aug. 5 and be free to the public, school officials said. They added that the retrospective on McCartney's career will also highlight her many ties to Tucson, where she died in 1998 from breast cancer at age 56. McCartney took up photography as a hobby while attending the University of Arizona in the early 1960s, and many of her earliest photos have Tucson’s Sonoran Desert as a backdrop. One grouping called “Artists" will include a wide range of portraits that Linda McCartney took of cultural and musical icons including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton.wftv.com
Foo Fighters stage emotional tribute concert for drummer Taylor Hawkins
LONDON — It was an emotional night at London’s Wembley Stadium as the Foo Fighters paid tribute to their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, on Saturday night. The drummer was found dead in a hotel room in Colombia, shortly before the Foo Fighters were due to play a festival in Bogotá. Musicians on stage joining the Foo Fighters included members of Metallica, Queen, Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Nile Rodgers and Liam Gallagher, Deadline reported. A second Hawkins tribute concert is set for Los Angeles’ Kia Forum on Sept. 27, Rolling Stone reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 27 Taylor Hawkins Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters attends a cooking demonstration at BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) (Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Madonna first woman artist to have Top 10 albums across last 5 decades
@Madonna has officially become the first woman with #Billboard200 top 10 albums since the 1980s. 👏 https://t.co/Mi2ubpvJE9 — billboard (@billboard) August 31, 2022Madonna is only the 10th act to have top-10 hits across the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s, Billboard reported. 1 albums between the 1960s and the 2010s, Entertainment Weekly reported. Madonna has released 23 top 10 albums throughout her career since her self-titled debut album in 1983, Entertainment Weekly reported. “Finally Enough Love” ties Madonna with Bob Dylan for the fourth-most Top 10 albums among solo acts, according to Billboard.wftv.com
Paul McCartney honors late brother-in-law John Eastman, attorney during Beatles split
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney (NCD)Paul McCartney paid tribute to John Eastman, his brother-in-law, who represented the singer during the breakup of The Beatles, after the former attorney’s death on Tuesday. On Thursday, McCartney went on Instagram to honor the brother of his first wife, Linda Eastman McCartney, who died in 1998. “My dear brother-in-law, John Eastman, has passed away. His firm, Eastman & Eastman, has represented Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Bowie, Billy Joel, and the Tennessee Williams estate. Eastman and his father, Lee Eastman, represented McCartney, who spurned the other three Beatles’ desire to be represented by Allen Klein after the group disbanded in 1970.wftv.com
John Lennon’s scathing 1971 letter to Paul McCartney up for auction
The Beatles: What you need to knowA letter sent from John Lennon to Paul McCartney following the breakup of The Beatles is set for auction, according to Billboard. >> Read more trending newsLennon, in the typewritten letter, slams McCartney in response to an interview McCartney did with the publication Melody Maker. The letter, written in 1971, came after McCartney sued The Beatles following their split in 1970. McCartney had said in the interview he felt Lennon’s songwriting had “too much political stuff.”In the letter, Lennon attacked McCartney for not speaking out against the Vietnam War, something Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, had been doing. “Saying nothing is as loud as saying something.”Bidding on the three-page letter, according to the music memorabilia site Gotta Have Rock and Roll, stands at $22,000.wftv.com
Lamar closes Glastonbury with call for women's rights
LONDON — (AP) — Rapper Kendrick Lamar has closed this year's Glastonbury Festival with a powerful headline set that saw him chant “Godspeed for women’s rights” as fake blood poured down his face from a crown of thorns. Lamar, 35, ended his new song “Savior” by chanting “they judge you, they judge Christ. Godspeed for women’s rights” before dropping his microphone and walking off the stage at the music festival Sunday. The dramatic protest came two days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strip away women’s constitutional protection for abortion. All rights reserved.wftv.com
Paul McCartney joined by Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen in UK show
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney (NCD)Paul McCartney served up some surprises as he headlined the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night, bringing Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen on stage. Grohl helped McCartney with a garage rock version of “I Saw Her Standing There.”“This guy flew in specially to do this,” McCartney told the audience, turning to Grohl. “We love you.”DAVE GROHL IS ON STAGE WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY. McCartney was not done with surprises for the audience after singing with his “friend from the west coast of America,” as he introduced Springsteen, CNBC reported. “Thank you Dave, thank you Bruce, thank you Glasto,” McCartney said before leaving the stage, CNBC reported.wftv.com
Paul McCartney wows Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss
APTOPIX Britain Glastonbury 2022 Day 2 Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) (Joel C Ryan)LONDON — (AP) — Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. The former Beatle pulled out all the stops — and brought on big-name rock’n’roll guest stars — for a 2½-hour concert at the southwest England festival on Saturday night. McCartney was due to play Glastonbury in 2020. Some 200,000 people are attending the four-day festival at Worthy Farm in southwest England, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.wftv.com
UK's Glastonbury Festival welcomes back fans after pandemic
Britain Glastonbury People queue for entry on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, Wednesday June 22, 2022. (Yui Mok/PA via AP) (Yui Mok)LONDON — (AP) — Thousands of people are returning to England's Glastonbury Festival as the five-day music and performing arts event reopened Wednesday for the first time in three years after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival, which is marking its 50th anniversary, has 3,000 performers scheduled, including Billie Eilish, Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney. “Getting Paul McCartney for us is just the ultimate, just the person to have this year to actually bring this whole thing back and bring everybody together," Eavis said. “And what better way to celebrate that than having Paul McCartney himself.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
McCartney marks 80th birthday with Springsteen, 60,000 pals
Another 1960s icon, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, is scheduled to play at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City on his 80th birthday Monday. The fragility in his voice was evident while singing “Blackbird” on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, the final night of a brief U.S. tour. “Yeah, yeah, right, I've got a birthday coming up,” McCartney said, scanning signs in the audience that reminded him. On Friday, McCartney's team announced that it was packaging “McCartney II” with his other DIY albums, “McCartney” of 1970 and 2020's “McCartney III," into a boxed set that will go on sale in August. McCartney performed 38 songs at MetLife, 20 of them Beatles songs, and even managed to miss an entire decade.wftv.com
Paul McCartney invites Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi onstage in tour finale
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney (NCD)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Paul McCartney ended the North American leg of his “Got Back” tour with star power on Thursday night, as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi joined him onstage during his show at Met Life Stadium. >> Read more trending news“Here’s a local boy,” McCartney, who turns 80 on Saturday, told the crowd at the stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as he introduced Springsteen. Springsteen previously performed “I Saw Her Standing There” with McCartney during the former Beatle’s show on Aug. 5, 2013, at London’s Hyde Park, Variety reported. Bon Jovi later walked onstage, balloons in hand, to sing “Happy Birthday” to McCartney, according to Rolling Stone. Bruce and Bon Jovi came back for the encore.wftv.com
Paul McCartney set to bring ‘Got Back’ tour to Orlando this weekend
Video: Paul McCartney set to bring ‘Got Back’ tour to Orlando this weekend It is the only stadium tour date “Sir Paul” has in the state of Florida. (WFTV)ORLANDO, Fla. — Legendary singer, songwriter and former Beatle Paul McCartney is set to bring his “Got Back” tour to Orlando this weekend. READ: Paul McCartney returns to Orlando: A guide to parking and road closuresThe event is set to also bring a lot of money into Orange County. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 7 Paul McCartney set to bring ‘Got Back’ tour to Orlando this weekendIt is the only stadium tour date “Sir Paul” has in the state of Florida. WATCH: Garth Brooks surprises lucky fans with invites to sound check at Camping World StadiumThis major headliner show is just one of several big events recently held at Camping World Stadium.wftv.com
Paul McCartney returns to Orlando: A guide to parking and road closures
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney (NCD)ORLANDO, Fla. — Traffic jams, road closures and full parking lots are expected downtown Saturday as Paul McCartney makes his grand return to The City Beautiful. The stadium parking lots open at 4 p.m.READ: Paul McCartney ready to ‘Get Back’ on stage in Orlando: How you can get ticketsThe RV parking lots open at 8 a.m.Road closures downtown begin at 9:30 a.m. and all last through 90 minutes after the event. Church Street between Rio Grande Avenue and Orange Blossom Trail closes at 3:30 p.m.Rio Grande Avenue between Church Street and Anderson Street closes at 3:30 p.m.South Street between Norton Avenue and Rio Grande Avenue closes at 3:30 p.m.Long Street between Rio Grande Avenue and Tampa Avenue closes at 3:30 p.m.Nashville Avenue between Coyler Street and Anderson Street closes at 3:30 p.m. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 31 Photos: Paul McCartney, daughter Mary walk red carpet at 'The Beatles: Get Back' premiere Paul McCartney (left) and Mary McCartney attends the UK Premiere of "The Beatles: Get Back" at Cineworld Empire on November 16, 2021, in London. The stadium parking lots open at 4 p.m.wftv.com
New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
Paul McCartney ‘duets’ with John Lennon on first stop of ‘Got Back’ tour
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney (NCD)SPOKANE, Wash. — Everybody had a hard year. But on Thursday night, Paul McCartney made sure everybody had a good time. McCartney said that Jackson had isolated the vocals after getting the idea of having Lennon “sing” along with the live band, Rolling Stone reported. He spent the year recording his solo album, “McCartney III.”In addition to Lennon, McCartney also paid tribute to fellow Beatles bandmate George Harrison, using a ukelele that the late guitarist had given him, Variety reported. “I’ve Got a Feeling” was the first of four songs McCartney played during his encore, Rolling Stone reported.wftv.com
Paul McCartney ready to ‘Get Back’ on stage in Orlando: How you can get tickets
ORLANDO, Fla. — Paul McCartney is ready to “Get Back” on stage in Orlando. The legendary musician announced his first tour since 2019 on Friday, which includes a stop in Orlando. McCartney will make his debut performance at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium on Saturday, May 28. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 29 Rock music legend Paul McCartney kicked off his "Out There" world tour with a performance at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. (05/18/13)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
And in the end: A fan's notes on Peter Jackson's Beatles doc
Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary “Get Back” runs for nearly eight hours and the only real criticism you can make is that it doesn't last longer. For the Beatles fanatic, and we are a vast and obsessive community, every moment offers some kind of revelation or random pleasure, along with glimpses of what was to come and what might have been. It's the most in-depth look we've ever had of the Beatles at a given moment, but should not be mistaken for more than a given moment.news.yahoo.com
'Get Back' series dispels, and confirms, some Beatle myths
Nearly 60 hours of film taken over three weeks existed, mostly unseen, and the band had been considering what to do with it. Jackson took that material, as well as 150 hours of audio recordings, and spent four years building a story. Along the way, Jackson's project dispels and reinforces pieces of conventional wisdom that has solidified through the years. Among the priceless moments he unearthed is the joy on the Beatles' faces as they played on the studio rooftop. The film shows the whole performance, the Beatles rising to the challenge and having a great time doing it.wftv.com
2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters sing ‘Get Back’
Hall of Famers: Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl jam onstage during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The former Beatle and the Foo Fighters sang "Get Back" during the induction ceremony. 1 hit, sharing a microphone with Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl, Rolling Stone reported. The Foo Fighters were inducted in their first year of eligibility, just like Nirvana, which was enshrined in 1994, the magazine reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 32 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters played a three-song set as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night (David Richard/Associated Press )©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters welcomed into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
APTOPIX Music Rock Hall The Go-Go's hug their presenter, actress Drew Barrymore, after she inducted them into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Cleveland. The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” was inducted Saturday night as part of an eclectic 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class that included Foo Fighters, Carole King, Tina Turner, The Go-Gos and Todd Rundgren. His catalogue includes songs like “Hard Knock Life,” “99 Problems” and “Empire State of Mind” as well as 14 No. Paul McCartney welcomed Foo Fighters, who have carried the mantle as one of rock's top arena acts. “They also stand on the shoulders of the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.wftv.com
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters welcomed into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z's added another title to a resume that includes rapper, songwriter, Grammy winner, billionaire business mogul, and global icon — Hall of Famer. The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” was inducted Saturday night as part of an eclectic 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class that included Foo Fighters, Carole King, Tina Turner, The Go-Gos and Todd Rundgren. Once a drug dealer on the tough streets of Brooklyn, New York, Jay-Z rose through the rap world with hard, straight-forward songs that often portrayed the struggles of Black people in America.news.yahoo.com
Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair
Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock ‘n’ roll auction that ends over the weekend.
Ringo calling! If he wants you to sing, who could say no?
FILE - Ringo Starr attends Ringo's 11th Annual Peace and Love birthday celebration on July 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, FILE)LOS ANGELES – If Ringo Starr calls to ask if you'll sing on a song for him, who could possibly say no? “Here's to the nights we won't remember, with the friends we won't forget,” they all sing. Ringo won't reveal who, but they must have been REALLY busy. “It was a super-incredible connection of peace and love,” Starr said.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November
Paul McCartney appears during his One on One Tour in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 26, 2017, left, and poet Paul Muldoon appears at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on May 21, 2019. McCartney's memoir, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present," will be released Nov. 2. (Photos by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him. Irish poet Paul Muldoon is editing and will contribute an introduction. The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has been equally open about himself, but his 2010 memoir “Life” still sold millions of copies.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year
FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2011 file photo, the crowd at Glastonbury Music Festival clap their hands above their heads as they watch Chipmunk on stage, Glastonbury, England. Britains Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row, organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis said Thursday Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)LONDON – Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row. They said everyone who had put down a deposit on tickets for the 2020 festival, which also was canceled, would be able to attend in 2022. The festival has been held almost annually since 1970, drawing up to 150,000 people to the Eavis’ Worthy Farm in southwest England.
A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart
(Apple TV+ via AP)NEW YORK – Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10. Other holiday songs in the Top 10 include Dean Martin's “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” at No. Some acts have multiple holiday songs on the chart, including Bing Crosby, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Perry Como and Carrie Underwood. Here's a full list of the 39 holiday songs on this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart:— No. 8, Dean Martin, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”— No.
The Latest: S Koreans line up for virus tests as cases surge
The Pentagon has authorized nearly 50 top civilian and military leaders to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks to prove to the shots are safe and effective. Indoor restaurant dining will continue to be barred under the new state health department order that takes effect Monday. Laura Kelly is expressing little concern over a smaller-than-expected second shipment of a coronavirus vaccine for the state. The state also reported total 2,341 COVID-19 deaths, adding 88 to the tally since Wednesday. ___BERN — The Swiss government is ordering the closure of restaurants, bars, cultural venues and sports facilities next week because of increasing coronavirus cases.
New this week: 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' and Paul McCartney
MOVIES— “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was always going to be an event picture, even on Netflix, where it will be available Friday. Wilson’s 1982 play is set around a recording session in 1920s Chicago as a blues band awaits the arrival of Ma Rainey (Davis). — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Paul McCartney will release the final album in a trilogy of classics on Friday. “McCartney III” comes 50 years after 1980’s “McCartney II” and 60 years after “McCartney,” his solo debut released in 1970. — Director George C. Wolfe said that when he signed on to direct “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” he instantly knew he wanted to work with Branford Marsalis.
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death
Photos, flowers, and candles have been left at Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to remember John Lennon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The rock star and former Beatle was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by a fan on Dec. 8, 1980. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building. It was Dec. 8, 1980, when the world-famous musician was with his wife, Yoko Ono, and was shot by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him," Ono said, referring to Lennon's two sons.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87
Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. “Little Richard? That’s rock ‘n’ roll,” Neil Young, who heard Richard’s riffs on the radio in Canada, told biographer Jimmy McDonough. “I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll!” Little Richard crowed at the 1988 Grammy Awards as the crowd rose in a standing ovation. In late 1955, Little Richard recorded the bawdy “Tutti Frutti,” with lyrics that were sanitized by a New Orleans songwriter.