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Paul McCartney Makes Touching John Lennon Tribute at Anti-Gun March (Video)

Beatles legend Paul McCartney was a face in the crowd at the March for Our Lives protest in New York City, but he was one of countless numbers who have been touched by gun violence. He took a stand near the spot where Beatles bandmember and friend John Lennon was gunned down in 1980. The 75-year-old icon wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, ‘We Can End Gun Violence’to show his support for more sensible gun restrictions in the United States....

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: Revisiting Beatles Classic 50 Years On

I used to talk about the ’60s with Mrs. Davidson, the school librarian, when I was in seventh grade. She was a first generation Beatles fan and when she said she’d lend me some of her old records, the first thing I asked for was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was the band’s eighth studio album, released on June 1 1967, a half-century ago this year. It soared up the charts back then, spending 27 weeks at the No. 1 in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at No. 1 in the United States....

Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney Props in Massive Ticket Scalping Scheme

Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Broadway productions like the award-winning musical Hamilton were unwitting props in an alleged ticket scalping Ponzi scheme by two New York men that netted more than $97 million, according to investigators. Joseph Meli, 42, and Matthew Harriton, 52, were named in an amended complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit in federal District Court in Manhattan....

Beatles Music Being Used to Sell Pots, Pans, Toiletries at Christmas

The Beatles were so protective of their music it took years to even get songs on Apple’s iTunes. But this Christmas one of their hits will enter the maelstrom of commercials encouraging consumers to shop at Kohl’s department store. What would John say? Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, collectively The Beatles, were one of the biggest bands of the 1960s....

Say What!? Paul McCartney Is Still Dissing Long-Dead Beatle John Lennon

Paul McCartney, one of two surviving members of the iconic ’60s group The Beatles, sounds like he still grinds an ax for band-mate John Lennon, who died tragically more than 35 years ago. In a new interview, he grouses that Lennon was “martyred and subject to “revisionism.” McCartney, 72, made the comments in the new UK issue of Esquire Magazine, which he also covers....

Rihanna Returns After Hiatus at IHeart Radio Awards Show (photos, video)

Rihanna looked like she was packing a few extra pounds at the iHeart Radio Awards show last night, after a near two-year hiatus from music, but she wasn’t far off her game with a punchy performance of her new song “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The Barbadian singer released it March 26. The song was produced by Deputy and co-produced by Kanye West, with additional rework by Travis Scott and Wonda Girl. Her first single, “FourFiveSeconds,” is a collaboration with West and Beatle Paul McCartney. ...

Rihanna Leaks Peek at New Kanye West Video; Nearly Loses Shirt (see!)

Rihanna’s new “FourFiveSeconds” video with Kanye West and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will be released today, but the singer couldn’t wait to share part of it with her fans, focusing on her, of course, dancing and singing and nearly losing her shirt. It was pure bad-girl Rihanna as she sings without a bra in a loose fitting denim shirt by Kanye. The 26-year-old singer is featured singing a verse from the song....

Rihanna, Kanye West All About Sex, Power at Pre-Super Bowl Show (see!)

Rihanna and Kanye West united for a power performance, make that two performances, at DirecTV’s annual pre-Super Bowl Party in Scottsdale, Ariz. Collaborator Paul McCartney, however, was a no show. Rihanna, who has been a hiatus after producing seven albums in seven years, showed she hasn’t lost any of her sexual energy. she was joined by rap duo Rae Sremmurd. ...

Paul McCartney Fires Up Dodger Stadium With Beatles Hits (watch!)

Paul McCartney returned to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last night (Aug. 10) for the first time in 48 years following The Beatles historic concert there in 1966. He play plenty of old Beatles tunes plus music from his solo career in an amazing three-hour show. Sir Paul, who is now 72, was last in Los Angeles for a concert in 2010 at the Hollywood Bowl....

Paul McCartney Sings to Robot in New Video for Appreciate (watch!)

Paul McCartney veers into the surreal in his new “Appreciate” video. He dances with a robot in a futuristic museum where people are the main exhibits. The robot’s name is “Newman,” the museum’s night watchman. And, why not a robot? McCartney has collaborated with a slew of celebrities including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman....

Madonna Leads Star-Studded Grammy Lineup; See Complete List!

Madonna kicked a cast off her foot and is picking out her best high heels to perform at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. She’s headlining acts that include Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde and surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The awards show, hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) boasts three-and-a-half hours of almost non-stop music....

Jenn Cormack Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs Beatles With Giant Tribute Tattoo

Jenn Cormack has a Beatles memorabilia collection; now she’s part of it. She loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah and showed it by getting a giant Beatles tribute tattoo on her back. Cormack wasn’t even born when The Beatles broke up in 1970, and surviving band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are old enough to be her grandfather....

Beatle Paul McCartney ‘Pops In’ on Times Square for Concert (watch!)

Paul McCartney has a habit of dropping in on New York City in the most unusual places. He “popped up” suddenly today (Oct. 10) in Manhattan’s Times Square for an impromptu concert to the astonishment of passersby. McCartney, the ex-Beatle who has gone on to a singular solo career, is promoting his latest album of pop/rock songs at the tender age of 71....

Gwyneth Paltrow Hosts Hamptons Garden Party; See Who Went!

Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a genteel garden party in the Hamptons to celebrate her first capsule collection with fashion designer Stella McCartney (Paul’s daughter). She posted a video of the event. Ever wonder who gets invited to these things? Paltrow, 40, threw the “English Garden Party” last month before returning to Los Angeles and nearly getting killed riding her Vespa motor scooter....

Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman Scandal Splits Exclusive Hamptons

Simon Cowell’s torrid sex scandal with Lauren Silverman has turned the normally publicity shy Hamptons on its ear. Not since the 2008 divorce of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook has the exclusive playground of the rich been so divided. True Hamptonites hate publicity and even the whiff of scandal. But the Cowell-Silverman sexcapade has blown the lid off the tony beach community. “It’s really beyond the pale,” said one Hamptons resident who asked not to be named. “Can you believe they really carried on like that?”...

Courtney Love Sneers at Paul McCartney, Nirvana Union (video)

Courtney Love, the wife of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was less than thrilled that Beatle Paul McCartney joined the surviving members of the grunge band last night at the 12-12-12 Relief Concert for Hurricane Sandy victims. She probably hoped to fill the spot herself. It was a mix and match night as artists from Bruce Springsteen to Alicia Keys jammed together at the Madison Square Garden. But McCartney and Nirvana was one of the night’s highlights. The fact that McCartney was sitting in with the band at all was sheer accident. He dropped in on an earlier jam session without realizing he was playing with Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and other surviving members....

Taylor Swift Squeaks in Beat Box Spot for Grammys (watch!)

Country queen Taylor Swift has been known to cross over audiences with her music, but she should draw the line on rap. Despite LL Cool J’s best efforts, Swift squeaks her part in a new Grammy commercial. Still it looked like it was good fun, and Taylor, 22, seems to have no problem laughing at herself at the end of the 30-second spot. Cool J, 44, will be hosting the 2012 Awards show, and Swift will be one of the feature performers along with Katy Perry, Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj ....