Taking the stage just after 7 p.m., McCartney launched into a nearly 3-hour set heavy on hits from the Beatles and McCartney’s ’70s band Wings, like a pyrotechnics-packed rendition of “Live and Let Die.”
How the collaboration came to be has been of particular interest in the weeks since its announcement; though an unlikely pairing, it seems the Beatle and Beetroots share a producer in Youth (aka, Martin Glover).
The Bonnaroo webcast includes headlining performances from Paul McCartney, the xx, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
“I’ve got a feeling you want to keep rockin’! So be it: let us rock!” This was seventy-something year old Paul McCartney addressing his audience at Brookyn’s Barclays Center two hours into a concert which saw him singing his sweetest ballads and his most face-melting rockers, while jumping between electric and acoustic guitar, piano and his iconic Hofner bass.
Paul McCartney already announced 12-dates on his stadium tour across the United States and now he’ll be making another stop. The former Beatle will play back-to-back shows in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on June 8 and 10.
Paul McCartney is gearing up for a busy 2013 with the re-release of his post-Beatles band Wings’ live album, Wings Over America, on May 28 and a world tour this summer.
Paul McCartney has added an outdoor concert in Washington D.C., as well as three other dates, for his 2013 “Out There” world tour.
At the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the New Zealander took home three statues: Best Alternative Music Album for Making Mirrors, along with Best Pop Group/Duo Performance and Record Of The Year for “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra.
Rock ‘n roll workaholic Dave Grohl’s latest project is his new documentary Sound City, which tells the story of the storied L.A. recording studio of the same name. The project has brought him together with a long list of rock stars, both for interviews in the film and music-making for its soundtrack. And one of them happens to be a Beatle.
THE CASE: After 50 years on the stage, should classic rockers consider hanging it up over a little thing like a 70th birthday?