Articles tagged paul mccartney

21 Jan 2010 // 9:59 PM

Curse Ye, Orwell!

Orwell declared that there are “four great motives” for writing: sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. As for the rest of us...

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In the year that saw the ambitious remastering and re-release of the entire Beatles catalogue, the Cute Beatle is still going strong. Paul McCartney was

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A Love Letter from Lisa: To Paul McCartney, My Confession

As I recall historical events, I can’t imagine a timeline existing without your presence, without your warm smile and those careful words that I’ve heard in interviews and television shows and movies.

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Paul McCartney played the Letterman show this week and played two songs, an expected Beatles classic and less surprisingly a tune from his latest Fireman

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6 Apr 2009 // 4:41 AM

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sang “With a Little Help From My Friends” into the same microphone as part of their most significant collaboration in

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Aquarium Drunkard has just announced a very worthy benefit project for No More Landmines. The site has gathered a number of L.A. bands to

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THE FIREMAN “Electric Arguments” 3 stars As Paul McCartney is at pains to remind the world, it was he - and not his foil John Lennon

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The White Album: Side Four

The potential breakthrough and the impending breakup, the final side celebrates the Beatles' artistic experimentation -- and the creative contradictions that signaled their eventual end.

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The White Album: Side Three

It's back to basics once again as the band finds the musical muscle memory to mesh all their influences into seven sensational tracks.

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18 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

The White Album: Side Two

It's the Beatles 'unplugged' -- from stardom, from pressures, from the friendship that held them together -- while simultaneously reaching inward and outward.

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17 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

The White Album: Side One

It's all guitars and good times as the Fab Four rediscover the joys of jamming -- as well as the hidden pain and problems poised to tear them apart.

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16 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Birthday: The White Album Turns 40

In the first day of PopMatters' week-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' self-titled double album, Bill Gibron and Zeth Lundy discuss the record's importance and impact, and why it continues to resonate within popular culture some four decades later.

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24 Jan 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Best Music DVDs of 2007

The last few years have seen some mind-blowing DVD repackaging of a wide variety of musically projects. 2007 is the best yet.

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1 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Paul McCartney – We Believe In Yesterday

Taken together, Help! and The McCartney Years, show the breadth of an artist's career, warts and all. Few have lived a life as well-documented or as successful as Paul McCartney.

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Jars of Clay: Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs is refuge from the bombast of the season, a perfectly subtle slice of Heaven.

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McCartney `trying to create an antidote’ for difficult times

"I'm from the world of 45's and LP's, then it became cassettes and 8-tracks, then CDs, and now it's downloading. It doesn't make much difference to me."

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20 Nov 2007 // 9:29 AM

Among other accomplishments, it’s often claimed that the Beatles made the first music videos. Even before the band stopped performing live, it was filmed

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1 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM


The Beatles' second (and second-best) movie, an absurdist romp with Bond-esque aspirations, gets an overdue clean-up on this new double-disc edition.

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Reflections of a Renaissance Man: An Interview with Paul McCartney

From Astaire to T-Pain, from Little Richard to de Kooning, McCartney talks to PopMatters and covers it all, including his uncertainty about what kind of send-off he'd like.

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Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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