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Monday, November 15 2010

John Lennon and Paul McCartney: The Friendship Heard 'Round the World

Two unbelievably talented friends changed the world with their music, but the strain of normal life changes and out-of-control fame would test their bond. Meanwhile, most of their fans separated into two hotly debated sides that often miss the whole point.

Sunday, November 7 2010

Fab: The Life of Paul McCartney

Post-war Britain seemed to embrace colour and change. A creative and cultural renaissance was taking place in the heart of the capital, one that caught the attention of the world, and Paul was at the centre of it.

Sunday, September 20 2009

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.

Sunday, July 27 2008

Part One: The Icons

With DETOURS, the PopMatters staff is celebrating the strange, bizarre, lovely, and funny albums that have emerged from an artist’s desire to try something different. Some of these detours have lead to modern-day classics. Some have lead to laugh-inducing commercial disasters. And others... others are just plain weird.

Sunday, June 24 2007

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.


Sunday, November 30 2014

Paul McCartney and Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound

The Wings album on which each member of the band sings and it really doesn't matter.

Tuesday, July 29 2014

Paul McCartney: 16 July 2014 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

Paul McCartney commanded the stage in Kansas City with an astonishing degree of seemingly effortless finesse. A most glorious concert.

Monday, October 14 2013

Paul McCartney: New

New is no Abbey Road, but it is a remarkable album from the 71-year-old version of the man who has brought us decades of great rock 'n' roll songs.

Sunday, July 14 2013

Paul McCartney & Wings Soar in 'Rockshow'

That Paul McCartney was having a fantastic 1976 is plain to see in the concert film Rockshow, featuring performances from the North American leg of his Wings Over the World tour, and recently released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Monday, February 6 2012

Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom

As musical interpretations of romance go, Kisses on the Bottom may only get you about halfway there, flowers in hand wondering whether a second date is on the cards, unsure if that’s even what you want at all.


Monday, February 9 2015

The 2015 Grammy Awards: Ranking the Performances

If you missed “music's biggest night”, or just want to relive it, here are all of the performances.

Thursday, November 20 2014

Paul McCartney’s Ten Greatest Live Performances

With a career as illustrious as Sir McCartney's, it is no surprise that these ten performances hit it as far out of the park as they do.

Friday, September 19 2014

Counterbalance: Paul McCartney's 'Ram'

This week's Counterbalance takes on the 1,377th most acclaimed album of all time, Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 joint effort. Have another look, have a cup of tea and a butter pie. (The butter wouldn't melt so we put it in a pie.)

Tuesday, July 8 2014

Paul McCartney - "Early Days" (video)

Sir Paul McCartney has released another video from his most recent studio effort, New, the folksy "Early Days".

Tuesday, July 9 2013

Paul McCartney and Wings - "Tomorrow"

When critics assail Paul McCartney for his lightweight material, it's songs like "Tomorrow" that they have in mind.

Eleven Essential Paul McCartney Albums (Mixed Media) [20.Jun.13]
Paul McCartney Gets Heavy with Nirvana (Sound Affects) [14.Dec.12]
Musical Auteurism: Recognizing Genius (Sound Affects) [29.Sep.11]
Paul McCartney: An Auteur (Sound Affects) [17.Jun.11]
Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run (Consuming Consumables) [8.Dec.10]
Paul McCartney's "Goodbye" (Mixed Media) [2.Sep.10]
Paul McCartney - "Kreen Akrore" (Sound Affects) [16.Aug.10]
Paul McCartney - "Maybe I’m Amazed" (Sound Affects) [2.Aug.10]
Paul McCartney - "Teddy Boy" (Sound Affects) [26.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Momma Miss America" (Sound Affects) [20.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Oo You" (Sound Affects) [13.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Man We Was Lonely" (Sound Affects) [9.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Hot As Sun/Glasses" (Sound Affects) [28.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - "Every Night" (Sound Affects) [21.Jun.10]
Celebrating 68 Years of Paul McCartney (Mixed Media) [18.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - "Valentine Day" (Sound Affects) [9.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - "The Lovely Linda" (Sound Affects) [26.May.10]


Monday, June 4 2012

Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ reissue a horn of plenty

CHICAGO — Paul McCartney’s “Ram,” reissued last week in five different packages, sure didn’t receive this kind of love upon its 1971 release. “‘Ram’ represents

Tuesday, February 7 2012

A new kind of rocker for Paul McCartney

Those of a certain age might remember the “Is Paul Dead?” rumor that swirled around the Beatles at the peak of their career. Fans played

Wednesday, July 27 2011

Paul McCartney: Still on the run

DETROIT — There's something reassuring, even quietly comforting, about a Paul McCartney concert. It's not just his own perpetually cheery optimism. It's just that seeing the

Monday, July 25 2011

Paul McCartney: Busting a few myths

CHICAGO — Paul McCartney isn't one to undermine his fans' expectations. With tickets as pricey as $250 plus service fees for his concerts July 31 and Aug. 1 at

Monday, December 3 2007

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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