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Entries in Wings (3)

Monday
Dec132010

Paul McCartney Gets Laughs, Performs Four Times on 'SNL' 

Photo Courtesy - Hear Music/Concord Music Group/Mercury Records(NEW YORK) -- Paul McCartney went above and beyond as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.  Not only did he perform more songs than usual for a typical guest musician, but he also popped up in a couple of other segments.

McCartney made his presence felt early on by interjecting during host Paul Rudd's opening monologue.  The actor was telling the audience how the fans outside the studio were chanting "Paul," thinking that they were shouting for him.  Once McCartney walked onstage, he realized the chants were really directed at the former Beatle.

McCartney later joined Seth Meyers during "Weekend Update."  They "imitated" Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, as they commented on a photo of the latter two being attacked by protestors while in their car last week in England.  McCartney also appeared in a digital short, singing a parody of the Berlin hit "Take My Breath Away" and playing the harmonica.

As the musical guest, McCartney entertained the crowd with a few of his biggest hits from his days with the Beatles and Wings, including "Jet," "Band on the Run" and "Get Back."  As he has done on tour, he also squeezed in a medley of "A Day in the Life" and John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance," just days after the 30th anniversary of Lennon's death.

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Tuesday
Nov022010

McCartney Talks 'Band on the Run' Deluxe Re-Issue, in Stores Tuesday

Photo Courtesy - Hear Music/Amazon(NEW YORK) -- The deluxe re-issue of the Wings classic album Band on the Run hits stores Tuesday.  Paul McCartney, who's been posting webisodes discussing the release on his website, points out the re-issue was done because he "personally like[s] to give people value for money."

He also says that some of the added features in the set include extra Polaroid photos taken by McCartney's late wife, Linda.  McCartney says that "she took way more than appear on the poster" included in the original release that features the band members.

Sir Paul says another added feature in the deluxe edition is "a film we took in Lagos," where the album was recorded.  The film, which is previously unreleased, shows the band "knocking around with the local people, having a bit of fun."  McCartney says another previously unseen film included in the set is "the making of the cover."

In addition to the DVD footage, the Band on the Run re-issue includes a 120-page book featuring unreleased photos, alternate tracks, an audio documentary and an option to digitally download all the tracks, the audio documentary and all the video footage.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

Green Day, Wings, Chemical Brothers Honored at Q Awards 

Photo Courtesy - QTheMusic [dot] com(LONDON) -- Green Day and Wings were among the honorees Monday in London at the Q Awards, presented by the British music magazine Q.

Green Day received the best live act prize, while Paul McCartney accepted the final award of the night, Q classic album, for Wings' 1973 release Band on the Run.

The Chemical Brothers, Bryan Ferry and Madness also earned awards from Q magazine.

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