Showing posts with label Rihanna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rihanna. Show all posts

Friday, April 22, 2016

Beatles Bits: Weekly news roundup

Paul McCartney is set to join the Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters in a 60s dream-time in a Coachella-produced mega festival in California this fall.

The Who's Roger Daltry confirmed the details.
“I think it’s us and Roger Waters on the same day,” he told the Canadian media company Postmedia Network. “It’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era.”

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have donated a scarf and necktie, respectively, for a charity auction benefiting  a male cancer awareness charity.

Paul's scarf is the same one he wore on the cover of the Rupert the Bear single "We All Stand Together." You can bid on it here.

And Ringo's autographed necktie here.


Paul McCartney joined People for Ethical Treatment of Animals in proclaiming Portland, Ore., "the most vegan-friendly city in the nation during his tour stop there this week.
“The City of Roses is the city of the future,” said McCartney of Portland’s creative vegan scene.
The former Beatle was given a box of gourmet vegan cheeses from Vtopia Restaurant & Cheese Shop and seitan cold cuts from Homegrown Smokehouse and Deli, courtesy of PETA.

Rihanna has bested the Beatles' Billboard Hot 100 record.
The singer's latest hit Work has scored a ninth week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, giving her an overall tally of 60 weeks at number one with 14 songs.
That's one more week at number one than The Beatles' overall total.

See are pics of the Beatles and John Lennon - made from cassette tape!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New video: Paul with Rihanna and Kanye West "FortyFiveSeconds"

Paul McCartney to join Kanye and Rihanna in Grammy's performance

Paul will strum guitar along with Kanye West and Rihanna in a performance of Rihanna's new single "FortyFiveSeconds" at this Sunday's Grammy ceremony on CBS.

This story highlights some of Paul's recent Grammy appearances:
Sir Paul has been a part of a few epic collaborations at the GRAMMYs over the years.

For instance, at the 48th annual ceremony in 2006, he performed his solo song “Fine Line” followed by the Beatles‘ “Helter Skelter,” but later on joined Linkin Park and Jay Z for their medley of “Numb/Encore,” which went into the Beatles classic “Yesterday.”

Three years later, at the 51st GRAMMYs in 2009, he performed the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” with Dave Grohl sitting in on drums.

At the 54th GRAMMYs in 2012 he was joined by Joe Walsh and Diana Krall for “My Valentine”; he also ended the show with a classic rendition of the Beatles “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End” with Walsh, Grohl (this time on guitar) and Bruce Springsteen.
And at last year’s 56th annual GRAMMY Awards, we were treated to the Paul collab that people wanted to see the most—when his former bandmate Ringo Starr sat in on drums for “Queenie Eye.” That, of course, was a prelude the their lengthier reunion the following night during The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Another Kanye collaboration with Paul McCartney - also featuring Rihanna

Kanye West has mentioned recording a number of tracks with Paul, including the recently released "Only One." The latest, "FortyFiveSeconds" was announced yesterday by singer Rihanna on Twitter and is available via iTunes

It include duet vocals by her and Kanye and, presumably, instrumental work by Paul. There's a picture, too: