Tag: Paul McCartney
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have announced who will induct this year’s honorees at the upcoming ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland on April 18.
Paul McCartney will speak on behalf of fellow Beatles Ringo Starr, just as he did for the late John Lennon in 1994.
Patti Smith will be inducting the late Lou Reed. Stevie Wonder will induct Bill Withers, Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band will speak on behalf of The Butterfield Blues Band.
John Mayer gets the honor to induct the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, with Fall Out Boy will inducting Green Day.
The great Steve Cropper will be there for the “5” Royales and the inductor for Joan Jett is still to be named.
Performers for the night include: Beck, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend and Jimmie Vaughan.
The website The Richest has posted the top ten richest bass players in the world. While many of the bassists on the list you would be able to guess, there is one surprise to me...Tony Kanal of No Doubt came in at #9 with $45 million. Who knew?
1. Paul McCartney – $1.2 billion
2. Sting – $300 million
2. Gene Simmons (KISS) – $300 million
4. Roger Waters – $270 million
5. Adam Clayton (U2) – $150 million
6. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – $115 million
7. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) – $80 million
8. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) – $65 million
9. Tony Kanal (No Doubt) – $45 million
10. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) – $40 million
Julien's Auctions revealed on Monday that an electric guitar played by George Harrison on British television prior to the Beatles' "invasion" of the United States will go up for auction along with a rare album cover signed by the Fab Four,
Reuters is reporting that Harrison's black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000 at an auction on May 16 and 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.
Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the guitar on 1963 appearances on British TV shows "Ready Steady Go!" and "Thank Your Lucky Stars" months before the group brought Beatlemania to the United States with a series of performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964, launching the British Invasion of rock bands.
The guitarist bought the instrument in 1963 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while on a trip to visit his sister, according to the Beverly Hills, California, auction house.
The guitar, which Harrison had painted white and black to match John Lennon's Rickenbacker guitar, was also used during the sessions when the band recorded "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "This Boy" in October 1963.
Harrison later gave the guitar to friend and musician George Peckham, who played it in an appearance on UK TV show "Top of the Pops" with the band the Fourmost.
Also up for sale is a copy of the album "Beatles '65" signed by Lennon, Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The album is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000 because it was rare for all four members of the group to sign copies of albums after their popularity exploded in the United States in 1964.
A used Hofner bass rented by McCartney in the mid-1960s is expected to sell for $30,000 to $50,000, while a signed cover by the group of the 1963 album "Please Please Me" is expected to bring in between $40,000 and $50,000.
An original artwork by Lennon called "Shroud of Tourin" is estimated to sell for $20,000 to $30,000. The piece of un-stretched canvas, created circa 1966, shows a man who looks like Lennon with a Batman symbol on his chest and words scrawled across it.
The memorabilia will be on display at Hard Rock Café New York from May 12 through May 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET daily. Bidding at the auction can be done in person, or online at julienslive.com
The Grammy Awards will air a two hour special taped the day after the award broadcast commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles,' will air on CBS February 9th, 50 years to the day, date and time that the band made their U.S. TV debut on Sullivan's show.
The show will include artists performing the band's best, different presenters, clips from the Sullivan show and other footage. More announcements are expected soon, and hopefully one of them is that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will attend.
The Beatles ‘On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2,’ was just recently released, and now the band have released a music video for ‘Words of Love.’ It's the first official Beatles video since ‘Real Love’ in 1996.
The track was recorded on July 16, 1963 at the BBC’s Paris Theatre in London and broadcast a month later on the show 'Pop Goes the Beatles.'
Paul McCartney gives new tracks from upcoming album their live premiere at iHeartRadio Music Festival (video)
Paul McCartney was a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival over the weekend (Sept. 21) at the MGM Grand, with three songs in his eight song set coming from the upcoming album 'New,' being released on Oct. 15.
McCartney kicked out his brief set with a classic Beatles cut, but then segued into 'Save Us,' from the new album. The other new songs featured from 'New' were the title track, and 'Everybody Out There.' Watch all thre below.
Magical Mystery Tour
Let Me Roll It
Everybody Out There
Live and Let Die