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  • Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Now Available

    Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Now Available

    Former Beatle Paul McCartney has returned with Egypt Station, which marks his 18th solo studio album. Recorded between Los Angeles, London, and Sussex, the album gets its name from one of the bassist’s paintings that also serves as the album artwork. It ties thematically ties the record together as the Fab Four did back in... »

  • Paul McCartney Announces First U.S. Dates of “Freshen Up” Tour

    Paul McCartney Announces First U.S. Dates of “Freshen Up” Tour

    After announcing the Freshen Up World Tour in July, bass legend Paul McCartney has unveiled the initial leg to take place in the United States. His previously announced shows at Austin City Limits will be followed in 2019 by five dates spread across May and June in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Illinois.... »

  • Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney has a new album coming out September 7th, entitled Egypt Station, and he’s just announced the first dates of a corresponding tour called “Freshen Up.” So far the trek includes four September dates in Canada and three in December in the UK. He’s also slated to perform at Austin City Limits in Texas... »

  • Ringo Starr Recruits Paul McCartney and All-Star Bassists For “Give More Love”

    Ringo Starr Recruits Paul McCartney and All-Star Bassists For “Give More Love”

    It’s safe to say that in the 60 years he’s been playing drums, Ringo Starr has made a few friends. So for his new release, Give More Love, he’s getting by with a little help from them – including a few of the top bass players in the world. The former Beatle’s 19th solo album... »

  • Paul McCartney Announces New U.S. “One on One” Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney Announces New U.S. “One on One” Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney fans rejoice: the former Beatle has announced a new 14-show leg of his “One on One” tour. The trek will kick off with a string of dates in July forcusing on the South and Midwest before covering New Jersey, New York, and Michigan in September and October. It will include McCartney’s first visit... »

  • Remastered Beatles “Live at The Hollywood Bowl” Released

    Remastered Beatles “Live at The Hollywood Bowl” Released

    A taste of Beatlemania has arrived in a familiar, remastered form. The 1977 album, The Beatles: Live at The Hollywood Bowl, has been spruced up by the Giles Martin, the son of the band’s late, legendary producer, Sir George Martin. The album features performances from three sold-out Hollywood Bowl concerts in 1964 and 1965, when... »

  • “The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition

    “The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition

    A classic bass book is back in a revised edition. The Bass Book: A Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars, covers everything from the introduction of the electric bass guitar in the early 1950s up through today. Written by by music journalist Tony Bacon and UK bass retailer and distributor Barry Moorhouse, the book includes... »

  • Paul McCartney Releases 67-Song Set

    Paul McCartney Releases 67-Song Set

    Just a little before his 74th birthday, rock/pop icon Paul McCartney has released a retrospective set called simply, Pure McCartney. The set, in its deluxe form, includes 67 songs from all eras of the post-Beatles career of the bassist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer, featuring his work as a solo artist, member of Wings, and... »

  • Beatles Bass Transcriptions Series Available

    Beatles Bass Transcriptions Series Available

    Longtime bass transcriptionist Peter Croppier has created the mother lode of bass transcriptions for The Beatles, in his “The Beatles — The Definitive Bass Collection” series. The series covers all Paul McCartney’s famed bass lines with the band, as found on both studio and compilation albums, with a book available for each record through Guitar... »

  • 2015 Reader Favorites – #2: Paul McCartney

    2015 Reader Favorites – #2: Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney is still going strong, with a tour this year and some album reissues from The Beatles and his solo efforts. But it was largely the popularity of one of his isolated bass tracks that really got readers’ attention – to the tune of about 60,000 listens – propelling him to the #2 slot... »