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October 23, 1998 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
Paul McCartney has changed his mind about animal testing of drugs after his late wife underwent breast cancer treatments that had been tested on animals. "I'm finding out now that there is quite a lot of animal experimentation - some of it I suppose absolutely necessary when you come down to the final tests before people," he said in a BBC radio interview. Linda McCartney was a strict vegetarian. Die Hard IV? Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who split up in June, were recently spotted making nice in Paris, where Moore is filming a movie.
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April 2, 1990 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
Paul McCartney and his band will play Veterans Stadium for one performance July 14, he announced yesterday. The veteran rocker held a news conference in Berkeley, Calif., where he was performing, to announce the Philadelphia date and others - the fourth North American leg of a world tour he began in September. The new portion of the tour will begin July 4 in Washington, then move to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., before traveling to Philadelphia and elsewhere. Electric Factory Concerts, the Philadelphia promoter of the event, has not set prices or a sale date for tickets.
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August 25, 1986 | By Ann Kolson, Inquirer Staff Writer (Mary Ann Norbom contributed to this article.)
A four-part interview with Paul McCartney begins this morning on NBC's Today show - at 8:36, to be exact. In conversations this week with correspondent Rona Elliot, McCartney will talk about recording his new album, Pressed to Play, released Friday; singing on stage with Tina Turner; his 17-year marriage to the "misunderstood' ' Linda; raising kids, and, of course, John Lennon and the Beatles. On Thursday's concluding segment, McCartney talks about the Beatles' reaction to Lennon's bringing Yoko Ono into the fold in the late '60s: "In a way, we were quite receptive, really.
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January 10, 1997 | By W. Speers This article contains material from the Associated Press, New York Post, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times and USA Today
Freshly knighted Paul McCartney is taking his lumps in Britain after he took legal action to keep the widow of the Beatles' former road manager from selling the original handwritten lyrics to "With a Little Help From My Friends. " Lily Evans, 60, whose husband, Mal, was shot to death in L.A. 21 years ago, says Mal picked up the sheet after a recording session and that it was among his personal effects. Evans said she sought to sell it for $100,000 for her old age. Sir Paul, complaining yesterday that the Fab Four were being made out to be "widow-beaters," said the lyrics weren't hers to sell.
LIVING
April 22, 1998 | By W. Speers This article contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, and Inquirer staff writer Jennifer Weiner
Paul McCartney, expressing himself for the first time since the death of his wife, Linda, last week, said it was "a total heartbreak for my family and I. " Her death "left a huge hole," he said, and "we will never get over it, but I think we will come to accept it. " In a statement released yesterday in London, the ex-Beatle recalled his final words to his wife of 29 years. " 'You're up on your beautiful Appaloosa stallion. It's a fine spring day. We're riding through the woods.
LIVING
June 18, 1999 | By W. Speers This report includes material from the Associated Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Daily Mirror, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times
Paul McCartney is reported "saddened" over CBS's plans to make a four-hour mini-series on the life of his deceased wife of 30 years, Linda. It'll be based on the bio Linda: The Life and Times of Linda McCartney - out in the fall - by alleged McCartney fam friend Danny Fields. Said a McCartney source: "Paul accepts that this sort of thing happens, but he is saddened by it. What man would want to see the memory of his beloved wife cheapened like this? Let's just say Paul won't be watching.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2010
8:30 tonight CHANNEL 12 Stay tuned to WHYY for some more mainstream musical fare as Paul McCartney (right) is feted by President and Mrs. Obama.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katy's imprimatur "I love her," Katy Perry tells Sirius XM of pop newbie Ariana Grande , who this year hit the jackpot with her debut LP, Yours Truly . "I think she has the best female vocal in pop music today. . . . She has literally the best voice, the best voice live. She kills it. She's so good. " Katy says she's become gal-pals with another unknown artist. "I actually just became friends with a fantastic woman named Stevie Nicks ," says Katy. Never heard of her. "She is a beautiful woman, and I hope to have tea with her in London.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1989 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
On his first concert tour in 13 years, Paul McCartney wants to remind everybody that he was a member of the Beatles. Not that anybody's forgotten, of course, but in the 20 years since the Beatles broke up, the individuals collectively nicknamed the Fab Four have spent considerable energy trying to ignore a past that would never let them go. The late John Lennon went so far as to sing "I don't believe in Beatles" in a song called "God. " But Lennon, who once hypothesized that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, certainly knew that one of the prices of great fame was to live forever in its shadow.
NEWS
October 29, 1995 | From Inquirer wire services
Former Beatle Paul McCartney said yesterday that he was bitter about living in the shadow of the late John Lennon and was tired of trying to justify his career alongside that of his former collaborator. McCartney, 53, one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 20th century, said he was the more avant-garde and innovative of the two. "The thing I find myself doing, which is a pity, really, is trying to justify myself against John - and I hate to do that," he said in an interview with London's Daily Mail newspaper.
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June 24, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
With the exception of the cult favorite "Temporary Secretary" from 1980's McCartney II , the song least familiar to Paul McCartney's fans during his sold-out 2 hour, 45 minute show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday was called "Hope for the Future. " His baby boomer fans - on average a good three decades older than the youngsters who sang along at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Del., two nights before - may not know it, but Sir Paul has been writing music for video games. Specifically for Destiny , a sci-fi first-person shooter for which he penned "Hope," a song that (naturally)
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June 22, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
DOVER, Del. - It doesn't get much cheerier than the scene round about midnight on Friday at the Firefly Music Festival. The world's greatest surviving Beatle was bringing his headlining set at the largest music fest on the East Coast to a crescendo by leading thousands of fans - most more than 40 years his junior - in a sing-along, dance-in-the-mud version of "Hey Jude. " For Paul McCartney, who turned 73 on Thursday, the celebration had begun two hours earlier when he opened at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway, singing an exultant, rocked-out rendition of his former band's "Birthday" before a sold-out crowd of 90,000 spread over Firefly's sprawling grounds, soaked with heavy rains earlier in the week.
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June 18, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
LET'S FACE it: No one 50 years ago could have envisioned that Paul McCartney - the "cute Beatle" - would, in 2015, reign as one of the world's most famous and successful entertainers. After all, the mid-'60s was a time when teen-oriented pop acts were seen as here today, gone tomorrow commodities. (Come to think of it, some things don't change.) And it was a time when even the biggest names of that era - Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jack Benny and the like - hadn't put in anywhere near 50 years, much less at the pinnacle of show business.
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June 18, 2015 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer
That Paul McCartney souvenirs will be on sale at Sunday night's concert here is hardly newsworthy. Most bands peddle "merch" at their gigs. But the inventory inside the Infinity Live! complex on Pattison Avenue east of Broad Street will include some rather out-of-the-ordinary items - limited-edition prints of some of Sir Paul's paintings. These and more will be on display and sold from 4 p.m. until an hour after the concert ends. "He has only released seven signed works," explained Scott Segelbaum, president/curator of RockArtShow.com.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Queen makes a knight of princely grandson We don't know the rules, exactly, but it appears that being a prince doesn't automatically make one a knight, which is this whole other thing that only, like, a king or queen can make you. That's why Prince Harry found himself being knighted by his granny, Queen Elizabeth II , who dubbed him Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in a private thing at Buckingham Palace. It recognizes Harry's decade as a real, honest-to-goodness soldier in the armed forces, with two tours in Afghanistan.
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May 30, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of the summer, but the beginning of the concert season in Philadelphia is definitely the Roots Picnic. The favorite sons of the 215 come home annually from their steady gig on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to put on a daylong party. Between the Roots Picnic and the Welcome America celebration July Fourth, the band holds more than its share of sway over the local concert season. There's plenty more going on, however, beyond the mostly big events highlighted below.
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May 10, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The list of Canadian singer-songwriters making their own brand of heartfelt American roots music (at least early in their careers) starts with Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot, and Leonard Cohen. Blank, hilly lands; cussed winds and worse relationships - these artists know such things as well as any Heartland U.S. musician. And so do the Manitoba-based Bros. Landreth, who held court at Chestnut Street's Milkboy on Thursday night. Make no mistake. Their principal singer and songwriter, Joey Landreth, is no Young, Cohen, or Cockburn.
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April 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
McCartney returns!   Paul McCartney . Y'know, he did that duet with Kanye West earlier this year? The upstart will play Philly for the first time in five years, taking over the Wells Fargo Center on June 21. Massive Macca fans will be able to see him twice in one week if they plan to hit up the Dover, Del.'s Firefly Music Fest on June 19 in Dover, Del. Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, May 1.   Trenton man does a...
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April 6, 2015 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
We're coming up on the first-year anniversary of Mother Mary's passing. But this isn't going to be a sad column. Nobody hated sob stories more than Mother Mary. You know her well enough to agree, if you've read the stories that Francesca and I have been writing about her for the last six years, in the newspaper and our books. You may even have met her, if you came to one of our signings, where she was happy to monopolize the microphone. I was delighted to have her at signings, because she did a hell of a job. Also, the price was right.
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March 20, 2015 | Inquirer Staff
Sam Smith sheds surplusage These days, we know all about the stars. I mean all . As in, what they weigh today compared with last Thursday. Sweet-voiced Sam Smith , multi-Grammy-winner, has become famous for his stylish corpulence. He now says he has lost 14 pounds in 14 days. He's become a devotee of Amelia Freer 's healthy-stuff book, Eat. Nourish. Glow ., which you and I don't need, of course. He says it has "transformed" his "relationship with food. " Lookin' good, too.   Kate lets kat outta the bag   AYK, the U.K. Royals do not give media interviews.
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