In this Keep It Groovy lesson, Ryan Madora discusses one of the coolest (and easiest) Paul McCartney bass lines: “Taxman.” This groove integrates a bit of theory and a touch of technique, and it’s a great technical workout.
Last year, we got an intimate look at the Beatles with Peter Jackson’s epic documentary, “Get Back”. Now we get another shot to see one of the Fab Four in action with Paul McCartney’s new Got Back U.S. Tour.
Van Eaton Galleries recently completed an auction to benefit Music Rising. The “Guitar Icons” auction raised over $2,000,000 dollars. Nearly a quarter of that figure came from the sale of one bass: Paul McCartney’s Yamaha BB-1200.
The deep connection between bassists and drummers is unlike any other. But with the passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, it is obvious the impact he had went beyond music. Here are some tributes from some notable bassists.
In addition to being a bass player, I’m also an engineer. I love old microphones and such. I thought this was a cool video detailing how Paul McCartney got his bass sound in his days at Abbey Road. Love that Hofner tone!
Fifty years after his debut solo album, Paul McCartney has released “McCartney III”. The title is a misnomer as it is his eighteenth solo album, but just as with “McCartney” and “McCartney II”, the album is truly solo.
Many artists took to working on their own during the 2020 lockdowns, and that even includes rock royalty. Paul McCartney took the time off from the road to create a new album called “McCartney III,” which is due out December 11th.
Paul McCartney is continuing his Archive Collection series with its thirteenth installment. This time he revisits “Flaming Pie” in a limited Collector’s Edition that includes a remastered version of the original album and 32 bonus tracks.
Ringo Starr is a guy that gets by with a little help from his friends. His new album, “What’s My Name,” teams him up once again with his old bandmate Paul McCartney. Nathan East, John Pierce, and Kaveh Rastegar also perform on the record.
Once again, the music of 1969 is being celebrated on its fiftieth anniversary. This time it’s one of the biggest albums ever produced: “Abbey Road”. The Beatles’ legendary album is available in several packages with brand new stereo mixes and more.
Vice shared this video and story of one of 23 outtakes and demos from an upcoming reissue of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” which is set to release on September 27. Check out this early, intimate take of “Come Together.”
Four decades-spanning, rare live albums from Paul McCartney have been reissued in a variety of formats. The albums – “Amoeba Gig,” “Paul is Live,” “Choba B CCCP,” and “Wings Over America” – have been remixed and remastered into new vinyl, CD, and digital editions.