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Beatle News: McCartney fills Howard Stern with Holiday spirit, new music from McCartney & Ringo Starr, script notes auctioned
Paul McCartney and his newlywed Nancy Shevell made a Merry Christmas call to wish Howard Stern and his wife Beth, a Merry Christmas, and Stern decided to pay it forward.
Stern talked about the call on Sirius/XM radio show yesterday morning (Jan. 3) saying, “After I hung up, I was really on a high. I said to my wife: ‘That was really amazing, who would ever think that Paul McCartney would call me.’”
On New Year’s Eve, Stern and his wife didn't go out and once again, and they started talking about McCartney’s surprise call. Stern then asked the question “Who could I do that for that I know that would make somebody’s day?” He then proceeeded to announce on Twitter that he was “drunk dialing” and proceeded to call approximately 60 fans who posted their phone numbers online. “We have the loveliest fans, we truly do. We just sat on the couch. The cats were in our lap, and we were just dialing people and saying hello. It felt good, actually and our fans were great.” And it at started with a phone call from a Beatle. Maybe Stern used the calls to promote his upcoming gig as a judge on the NBC show 'America's Got Talent'?
photo: Hear Music/Concord Records
Paul McCartney is releasing a new album on Feb. 7 that pays tribute to classic songwriters like Cole Porter. The first track from it features Sir Paul with guitar from Eric Clapton. 'My Valentine' is one of two original songs on the as-yet-untitled album.
The album also will feature backing vocals from from Diana Krall and a guest spot by Stevie Wonder. It marks the first time McCartney recorded without playing bass, guitar or piano. McCartney said in a press release: "It was very spontaneous, kind of organic, which then reminded me of the way we'd work with the Beatles. We'd bring a song in, kick it around, when we found a way to do it we'd say 'OK, let's do a take now' and by the time everyone kind of had an idea of what they were doing, we'd learnt the song. So that's what we did, we did the take live in the studio."
Ringo Starr also has new music on the way, with his 16th studio album 'Ringo 2012,' to be released on Jan. 31st on Hip-O Records. Guests include Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edgar Winter, Don Was and Charlie Haden. The album features a cover of Buddy Holly's 'Think It Over' and the nostalgic 'In Liverpool', which was co-written with Dave Stewart (ex-Eurythmics, SuperHeavy). Ringo also wrote songs for the album with Glen Ballard, Joe Walsh and Van Dyke Parks.
Ringo and Stewart got along so well working on the album together that they have already started anothe musical project together. "Me and Dave wrote a musical, a complete thing – characters, story, a lot of songs. We wrote it for Broadway, but it will more likely end up (as) a movie… and I'm not telling you anything else. It's about other people", Ringo said. We will get more details on the collaboration as they become available.
At a recent Gotta Have Rock And Roll auction, McCartney’s script notes for the ‘Take It Away’ music video sold for a whopping $25,941.00. The starting price was $10,000, with the 7th bid the winner.
The document outlines the ‘Take It Away’ video, and was full of notations and directions from McCartney. The song is from McCartney's 1982 solo album, ‘Tug Of War’, which also featured 'Ebony & Ivory' with Michael Jackson, ‘Ebony & Ivory’. Drummer Ringo Starr and producer George Martin both played on the original recording and also make appearances in the ‘Take It Away’ video. ‘Tug Of War’ was Paul’s first album to be released following the death of John Lennon and featured the song ‘Here Today’ which was Paul’s tribute to John.
This Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 1962 Demo Record was sold for $17,339.31 this past Saturday (Dec. 10) during a 10-day eBay auction. The seller says this original demo is the ‘Holy Grail’ of Beatles items. It’s an original U.K. Parlophone Beatles record, with only 250 copies pressed and given out to DJ's, music journalists, family and friends. It carries some really important historical significance.
The single only reached #17, so it was considered a success, which permitted the Beatles to continue recording the single and album ‘Please Please Me.’
It was pressed in 1962 and will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. Paul McCartney‘s name is misspelled on both sides of the vinyl, without the 'C' in Cartney. It is in pristine condition, packaged in its original Top Pop Special Rush Copy sleeve, with the labels shiny white, without marks and the wax has no signs of groove wear, scratches or scuffs.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edgar Winter and Don Was will be among the guests on Ringo Starr's new album, "Ringo 2012", out Jan. 31 on Hip-O. It will be Ringo's 16th studio album, and have 9 tracks, including a cover of Buddy Holly's "Think It Over" and a track called "In Liverpool", co-written with Dave Stewart. Ringo, 71, produced the new album, and also co-wrote songs with Joe Walsh, Van Dyke Parks and Glen Ballard.
Here's some Bizarro funnies from Dec. 9th
Michael Schenker covers Rush, Iron Maiden, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath and more on “By Invitation Only”
Michael Schenker's new covers album called "By Invitation Only" will be released by Store For Music on June 3rd. It has a variety of rock covers with various vocalists and musicians and Iron Maiden cover 'Run To The Hills' with Robin McAuley originally taken from the Iron Maiden Tribute: Numbers From The Beast.
It's great to have an album of material from Michael Schenker, even if it is an album of covers. We're looking forward to a clean and sober Schenker rocking again!
"By Invitation Only" tracklisting:
'Run To The Hills' (Iron Maiden)
Vocals: Robin McAuley, Rhythm Guitar: Pete Fletcher (Pygmy Love Circus), Bass: Tony Franklin (ex-The Firm, Blue Murder), Drums: Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol)
'Save Yourself' (McAuley Schenker Group)
with: Robin McAuley
'Finding My Way' (Rush)
with: Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
'All Shook Up' (Elvis Presley)
Vocals: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple, Rainbow), Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken, Dio, Foreigner), Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Whitesnake, UFO, Journey)
'Blood of the Sun' (Mountain)
Vocals: Leslie West (Mountain), Bass: Rudy Sarzo (Blue Öyster Cult, ex-Dio, Quiet Riot), Drums: Simon Wright (Dio, ex-AC/DC)
'Doctor Doctor' (UFO)
Vocals: Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Bass: Marco Mendoza (Soul Sirkus, Whitesnake), Drums: Brett Chassen (Bret Michaels Band)
'War Pigs' (Black Sabbath)
Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens (Dio's Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen, Beyond Fear, ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey, Whitesnake, UFO), Bass: Mike Inez (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, Alice In Chains)
'I'm Not Talking' (Mose Allison)
Vocals: Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Drums: Aynsley Dunbar, Bass: Jeff Pilson
'Money' (Pink Floyd)
Vocals: Tommy Shaw (Styx), Sax: Edgar Winter, Bass: Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Drums: Mike Baird (Journey)
'Out In The Fields' (Gary Moore)
Vocals: Gary Barden (MSG), Bass: Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, ex-Alice Cooper), Drums: Brett Chassen
'Hair of the Dog' (Nazareth)
Vocals: Paul Di'Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Bass: Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Drums; Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, Dio)
'I Don't Live Today' (Jimi Hendrix)
Vocals: Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Drums: Eric Singer (KISS), Bass: Tony Franklin (ex-The Firm, Blue Murder)
Vocals/Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken, Dio), Drums: Brett Chassen