jueves, 16 de mayo de 2013

PAUL ATTENDS VIP PREMIERE OF "ROCKSHOW"


Paul Attends VIP Premiere of 'Rockshow' At BAFTA 


Wednesday night saw Paul attending the VIP Premiere of 'Rockshow' at BAFTA in London with wife Nancy, shown above with 60s fashion icon Twiggy and brother Michael. The film - originally released in 1980 in the US and 1981 in the UK - has been fully restored and is being shown in select cinemas around the world.



Before the screening began Paul gave an short introduction saying,
"Thank you very much friends and family and others. There was supposed to be a film of me introducing this but that's going out tomorrow so this is live me introducing this.

"This is a film of the 1976 concert, that we did with 'Wings in America'. I think the best thing about it for me was that we had been struggling for years with Wings, getting slagged off by the reviewers, because we decided to try and do it from the ground up instead of coming in at some high level with superstars, so we had to try and learn our craft all over again. We thought that by the time we reached 1976 and America on this tour we were pretty good. I hope you will agree.

"It is lovely to see friends, I have actually seen some friends here I haven't seen for an awfully long time, and some that I have seen for quite a long time like Humphrey (Humphrey Ocean the artist who toured with Wings).

"Thank you very much for coming along and I hope you enjoy it!"




To find your local showing of 'Rockshow' featuring an exclusive filmed introduction by Paul click HERE! 





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PAUL PLANTS A TREE AT THE TXAI RESORT ITACARE IN BAHIA, BRAZIL


Paul chose the heavenly Txai Resort, in Itacare, Bahia, to rest after his shows in Brazil. Paul arrived at the hotel last Tuesday (May 7) and went straight to the piano, placed there especially for him on the veranda of his bungalow. The singer also took the opportunity to have a massage with a specialist from the Shamash Healing Space, one of the country’s more renowned spas.

0paulDuring his stay, Paul got to know the resort’s philanthropic projects, among them the “Txaitaruga,” a project for the conservation and monitoring of 10,000 sea turtles that lay their eggs on the shores of Itacare, and along with his band, he was able to take part in the release of the baby turtles into the sea. The musician also showed great interest in the Companheiros do Txai [Companions of Txai], a project created to help small farmers from the Itacare/Serra Grande APA (Protected Environmental Area) to use the forest resources of the Mata Atlantica rainforest in a sustainable fashion, which are purchased and used by the hotel itself.
To conclude his visit to the hotel, Paul was invited by the President of Txai Resorts, Jose Romeu Ferraz Neto, to plant a seedling of the Juerana tree, a species from the Mata Atlantica rainforest threatened with extinction used by the Pataxó Indians for the making of crafts, that will remain in the garden as a gift in honor of the environment. 


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PAUL CALLING FOR WORLDWIDE ANIMAL TESTING BAN


 


Paul has joined a campaign to end cosmetic testing on animals around the world after the practice was banned in Europe.

A new law prohibiting companies from testing beauty products on animals came into action across the European Union in March, following years of campaigning by officials at Cruelty Free International (BUAV).
Now the group has joined forces with the Beatles legend to demand that the ban is rolled out internationally.
McCartney says, "I have supported Cruelty Free International's founding organization, the BUAV over the years with its campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals. I am so proud to be part of this historic event and congratulate Cruelty Free International for succeeding in taking the cruelty out of beauty across the European Union.
"Together we have made a huge difference, yet animals continue to suffer because over 80% of the world still allows cosmetics testing on animals. I am now supporting Cruelty Free International with its campaign to seek a global ban to ensure that animals do not suffer for the sake of beauty anywhere in the world." 


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ROCKSHOW !!!!

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YOKO ONO AND SEAN WILL PERFORM TOGETHER AT MELTDOWN FESTIVAL


  

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, who will perform together at Meltdown.
"I am so excited with the line-up," says Yoko Ono, curator of this year's Meltdown festival, which takes place at the Southbank 14-23 June. "It brings together old and new, performers from my generation like Marianne [Faithfull] and Iggy [Pop] as well as cutting-edge groups from Japan like Cibo Matto. Plus there will be some amazing talks and discussions … it's not just a music festival, it is also about ideas and action."
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YOKO ONO: "SER LA ESPOSA DE UN BEATLE ES MAS DIFICIL QUE SER LA ESPOSA DE UN POLITICO"


"Ser la esposa de un Beatle es más difícil que ser la esposa de un político. Lo nuestro es eterno." Declaró Yoko Ono a la BBC de Londres. 

A los 80 años, se encuentra en el centro de la escena británica como curadora del prestigioso festival Meltdown, que se realizará en junio en Londres. Fue entrevistada por la estación radial BBC donde recordó su "eterna" relación con John y donde agradeció a Paul por sus declaraciones en las que la eximía de todo tipo de culpa sobre la separación de los Beatles. "Él fue muy dulce en decir eso y probablemente lo haya hecho porque necesitaba darle un cierre al tema. De allí que no pudiera hacerlo hasta ahora. Él me conoce -nos conocemos mutuamente desde hace 30, 40 años-, pero no hubo manera de decir algo así antes, porque a la gente le gustaba la idea de que nosotros nos peleáramos como locos en un ring de boxeo."
Además, Ono se refirió con profundidad a la grabación del último álbum que hizo junto a John en 1980: Double Fantasy , el mismo que su hijo Sean recreará por primera vez en vivo el 23 del mes próximo, en el cierre del festival que ella mismo programó.
La vigésima edición del encuentro comenzará el 14 de junio, contará con Yoko Ono, con el regreso de la cantante Siouxsie Sioux luego de cinco años inactiva,la presentación de la Plastic Ono Band y las performances poético-experimentales de artistas como Patti Smith y Kim Gordon, Iggy Pop y los Stooges, Thurston Moore, Marianne Faithfull junto a Bill Frisell y Cibo Matto también formarán parte del festival, que incluso contará con la cantante y compositora Peaches reinterpretando una de las obras performáticas más reconocidas de Ono, Cut Piece , de 1964. 


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LISTEN "ROCKSHOW" 2013 REMASTER


 

Classic live album 'Wings Over America' is set to be re-issued later this summer
Wings swiftly became one of the biggest rock bands of the 70s.
Captured for posterity on the 'Wings Over America' live album, the expansive LP remains one of the band's best loved relics. Set to be re-issued on May 27th, a spruced up 'Wings Over America' will be packaged with a hefty quantity of rare and unreleased live recordings and memorabilia.
Alongside this, the long since deleted documentary 'Rockshow' is set to be unearthed. Originally issued on Betamax back in 1980, the live film captures Wings in their prime and will be digitally enhanced for its re-issue on June 10th.








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PAUL JOINS CRUELTY FREE INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR GLOBAL BAN ON ANIMAL TEST FOR COSMETICS


Paul McCartney appeals to countries across the world to end cosmetics tests on animals


Former Beatle and long-time BUAV supporter Paul McCartney has applauded the work done by the animal organisation to secure the European Union’s animal testing ban for cosmetics, and is backing Cruelty Free International work for a global ban on cosmetics tests on animals.


Paul said: “I have supported Cruelty Free International’s founding organisation, the BUAV over the years with its campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals. I am so proud to be part of this historic event and congratulate Cruelty Free International for succeeding in taking the cruelty out of beauty across the European Union. Together we have made a huge difference, yet animals continue to suffer because over 80% of the world still allows cosmetics testing on animals. I am now supporting Cruelty Free International with its campaign to seek a global ban to ensure that animals do not suffer for the sake of beauty anywhere in the world.”

Paul joins Cruelty Free International celebrity supporters Joss Stone, and Global Ambassadors Peter Dinklage and Ricky Gervais.

In March 2013, the final phase of the European Cosmetics Directive came into force, banning all animal testing from taking place anywhere in the world for cosmetics products to be sold in the EU. A ban on cosmetics animal testing has already been in place in the EU for a number of years. This significant historical milestone was achieved after over twenty years of campaigning by Cruelty Free International’s founding organisation, the BUAV.

Yet, over 80% of countries around the world still allow animal tests for cosmetics, including the U.S., Australia, Korea, Japan and India. Some countries, including China, actually require animal tests before products can be sold there. Paul and Cruelty Free International are joining forces to work for a global ban.

Cruelty Free International Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, stated: “We have been grateful for the support of Sir Paul over the years for our campaign to end cosmetics testing in the EU. We are delighted that he will now join us on our global mission to end the use of animals to test cosmetics worldwide.

"Cruelty Free International works with governments, regulators, companies and partner organisations worldwide and has placed the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments for the very first time as part of a global strategy to tackle product testing on animals. With offices in London, Boston and Singapore, Cruelty Free International is applying its determination and vision on a global stage to repeat its success in Europe worldwide.”

Fans can find out more at the Cruelty Free International website HERE!

 






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ESTE SABADO SE SUBASTARA GUITARRA UTILIZADA POR JOHN Y GEORGE EN 1966

Subastarán guitarra utilizada por John Lennon y George Harrison
Subastarán guitarra utilizada por John y George.
 

El próximo sábado será subastada una guitarra con la que tocaron John y George a fines de la década de los 60, la cual podría venderse por 300 mil dólares.Se llevará a cabo en New York,
Fabricada por encargo de John en 1966, esta guitarra eléctrica, fue utilizada tambien por George, durante "Magical Mystery Tour".

A partir de este lunes, se puede apreciar el instrumento en el Hard Rock Café ubicado en Times Square, donde permanecerá hasta la subasta organizada por la casa Julien’s.
John tocó esta guitarra de caoba para la canción "Hello, Goodbye" en 1967 y George la utilizó ese mismo año para "I am the warlus" durante "Magical Mystery Tour".

La subasta cuenta con un total de 438 objetos de otras leyendas de la música como Jimi Hendrix, los Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Bette Midler y James Brown, entre otros. 


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"ROCKSHOW" !

Let's go back to 1976, shall we? In that year, Paul McCartney and his post-Beatles band Wings had released their groundbreaking live album Wings Over America, documenting their North American tour. Now--back to 2013, and a spectacular re-release of the album is on tap for May 28, including new and remastered material from the epic UK group. 

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In addition to the bonus and classic audio material, the Wings Over America relaunch will also include a DVD featuring the live concert film Rockshow which was shot in 1975 and 1976 when McCartney and Wings embarked on the Wings Over The World tour. Finally, there will be a one-night-only event on May 15 (TOMORROW)screening the film in more than 700 theaters worldwide (check here to see if it's playing in your area).
TO FIND YOUR LOCAL CINEMA SHOWING THE CONCERT FILM CLICK HERE:www.rockshowonscreen.com 


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YOKO ONO, 80, ON WHY SHE WILL NEVER RETIRE



Yoko Ono is also about to curate the Meltdown Festival in London, which will end with the first ever live performance of "Double Fantasy".
Siouxsie Sioux, Marianne Faithfull and Iggy and the Stooges head a list of acts chosen by Yoko Ono to perform at this year's festival.
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PAUL,GEORGE AND RINGO IN TENERIFE -PHOTOS


Fantastic snaps of the mop-tops relaxing by the pool in 1963 taken on friend's camera
 
Pictures by Astrid Kircherr
It was 50 years ago today... and three of the Fab Four were ­chilling by the pool in Tenerife.
Only weeks later Beatlemania was in full swing and Paul McCartney, George ­Harrison and Ringo Starr were well on their way to becoming famous worldwide.
But in May 1963 no one on the Spanish island gave the Beatles a second glance...and when they offered to play a  few tunes there they were turned down.
George and Paul in pal's Austin Healey Sprite

Ringo asked the manager of San Telmo Lido, “Can we play some of our music in your bar?” but the manager said “No” and they ended up lazing by the pool and ­getting sunburnt instead.
“It was funny when they were refused to play in the bar,” said Klaus Voormann, a German pal the band stayed with after becoming friends in Hamburg. “All they played on holiday was a record player.”
The three Beatles spent 12 days on the island while John ­Lennon and ­manager Brian Epstein went to Torremolinos.
These photos, taken on Klaus’s friend Astrid Kirchherr’s camera, are on display at the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles exhibition in Puerto de la Cruz.
Astrid, George and Ringo
Paul, then 20, George, 20, and Ringo, 22, stayed with Klaus at La Montaneta in Puerto de la Cruz. Returning to the island for the 50th anniversary, he spoke about the trip and the Beatles gigs he went to at the Kaiserkeller Club in Hamburg.
Klaus, 75, said: “I will never forget walking into the club and hearing their sound. I had not heard anything like it before. I went back every night and eventually plucked up courage to talk to them. We have been friends ever since.
“They were scruffy boys from Liverpool when I met them. My father had built a villa in the mountain and I was with him for seven months. Paul wrote me a letter and asked if they could visit. It was as simple as that.”
The lads weren’t used to the sun so Ringo wore a matador hat to shade his face and put a plaster on his burnt nose. Paul protected his with card.
The lads on the beach
As well as lounging in the sun and swimming in the lido they walked to the black volcanic sand beach, sat by the seawall and smoked cigarettes and drove around the island in Klaus’s ­father’s Austin Healey Sprite.
The band had already had a number one hit in the UK with their single From Me To You but their fame hadn’t spread abroad and locals looked ­baffled when the lads asked if they’d heard of the Beatles.
Soon after the holiday their first album Please Please Me went to number one in the UK charts – and stayed there for the rest of the year.
It was the start of Beatlemania and for the lads from Liverpool life was never the same.
Klaus later moved to London and lived with George and Ringo in their flat while working as a commercial artist. He designed the Beatles’ Revolver ­album cover and played bass in the band Manfred Mann.
Astrid, 75, whose pictures captured three lads on the brink of stardom, is retired and living in Hamburg. As for George, Ringo and Paul... well, we all know what happened to them.
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JOHN´S GLASSES AT "TREASURES OF THE HARD ROCK"


  


John Lennon's glasses will be among the items on display at "Treasures of the Hard Rock."  


Kurt Cobain’s eighth-grade yearbook, Elvis’ karate gi and John Lennon’s iconic round glasses are some of the music-world treasures you’ll soon be able to see at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa.
The hotel announced Friday that a new, traveling exhibit titled “Treasures of the Hard Rock” will be on display there June 14-22.
The exhibit will feature two smaller collections, pulled from Hard Rock International’s more than 77,000-piece main collection.

“We have spent nearly two years scouring our 77,000-piece collection to pull together this exclusive music memorabilia showcase that will wow our guests,” Hard Rock historian and tour curator Jeff Nolan said in a statement. “Fans won’t want to miss this rare glimpse into entertainment history and opportunity to get close to some of the most iconic personal items from music’s renowned performers.”
The exhibit will be free and open to the public. 


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"HELP!" GOES HD HD WITH JUNE 25 BLUE-RAY RELEASE





The Beatles' 1965 full-length movie Help becomes the latest film from the Fab Four to get go high def with the June 25 release of Help! on Blu-ray. The Richard Lester-directed musical spy spoof follows up last year's Blu-ray releases Yellow Submarine and Magical Mystery Tour and word is that the band's final film Let It Be will also see a Blu-ray release by the end of the year. No word yet on any bonus material. The film was digitally restored and released on DVD with added features in 2007.
The movie featured seven Beatles songs including the title track, "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", "The Night Before", "Another Girl", "Ticket to Ride", "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" and the George Harrison-composed "I Need You". 



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WATCH "SILLY LOVE SONGS" LIVE VIDEO AND FIND YOUR LOCAL SHOWING OF "ROCKSHOW"


 

'Rockshow' - the live concert film of Wings performing on their 1976 'Wings over the World' tour - will be shown in select cinemas around the world from this Wednesday. Packed with all the classic Wings hits - plus some of The Beatles’ and Paul’s solo classics - the film was shot at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle. The theatrical release will also feature an exclusive introduction with Paul.

To find your local cinema showing the concert film click HERE!


WINGS OER THE WORLD ON BBC4 THIS SUNDAY


 

The rarely seen television special 'Wings over the World', which followed Wings on the road during their 1975-76 tour, will air on BBC4 in the UK this Sunday night.

The film, which is included in the forthcoming Deluxe Edition of 'Wings over America', features several live favourites and shows the band hanging out off stage.

Tune in from 9pm to watch the 75 minute documentary.

Pre-order your copy of the 'Wings over America' Deluxe Edtion now from Amazon.

(Fans wishing to make an evening of it can also watch Paul in 'Love Me Do: The Beatles '62' which follows at 10.15pm!)
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Photo taken from the 'Wings over America' tour diary. Check it out HERE! 





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PAUL PAYS TRIBUTE TO BRAZILIAN FANS AFTER COMPLETING RUN OF HIS NEW "OUT THERE" TOUR

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Paul Pays Tribute To Brazilian Fans After Completing The Opening Run Of His New "Out There" Tour

Last night, Thursday 9th May 2013, Paul McCartney performed his third and final massive stadium show in Brazil, on the first leg of his brand new tour. A week full of rock n’ roll and surprises saw Paul perform in Belo Horizonte, Goiânia and Fortaleza, three cities in Brazil he had previously never visited.

Speaking after the show Paul said:

“Brazilian audiences are incredible so that’s why we keep coming back. All of the shows this week were incredible. The crowds were just amazing and of course in Goiânia we had the grasshoppers join us, which was unbelievable. No one could see that coming!”



In keeping with the first two shows of the tour, the final emotional night in Fortaleza saw a multi-generational crowd come together to party for almost three hours in sweltering heat, without a grasshopper in sight!

The show saw the audience laugh, cry, dance, scream and shout as Paul performed hits spanning his entire career. Fans showed their appreciation to Paul with yet another surprise. During Hey Jude the crowd let off green and yellow balloons, a surprise they had organised on social network sites in the weeks ahead of the concert. It was an astonishing sight to see and Paul was clearly moved by the tribute.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came out to see us this week. We had a ball. Me, the band and the crew have had a great time and it’s largely down to the audience reaction we got. So thanks to everyone for being so cool, being so ready to party and for loving our music.”

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