Paul McCartney

In this May 8, 2008 file photo, members of Kiss, from left, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer, at a news conference to promote the start of their KISS Alive/35 European Tour  in Oberhausen, Germany. (AP Photo/Volker Wiciok, file)

Kiss not the first to tell Rock Hall to kiss off

Graciousness is not always high on the list of attributes you find in successful rock ‘n’ roll stars. Because of this, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions have sometimes brought out the worst […]

04/09/2014

This photo taken on Sept. 21, 2013, shows residents in Benton, Ill., reading a historical marker honoring late Beatles guitarist George Harrison's visit 50 years earlier to Benton, Ill., where he spent two weeks visiting his sister Louise Harrison.  (AP Photo/Benton Evening News, Mona Sandefur)

My brother the Beatle: Sister recalls his Illinois visit pre-fame

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Not long after settling in southern Illinois in 1963, an ocean from her native England, Louise Harrison Caldwell trudged from one radio station to the next lobbying for air time for […]

02/07/2014

Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, June 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

Bon Jovi has year’s top-grossing global tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Bon Jovi not only has the year’s top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high. The New Jersey-based act’s worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstar’s […]

12/30/2013

Paul McCartney watches a sumo match on the fifth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, in Fukuoka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

McCartney urges Putin to free Greenpeace detainees

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney cited the lyrics of “Back in the USSR” on Thursday as he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 people arrested during a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil […]

11/14/2013

Sir Paul McCartney, center, plays a surprise gig in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Afternoon delight: McCartney surprises London fans

LONDON (AP) — People who lunch at Covent Garden are used to jugglers, mimes and street musicians vying for their attention — and a spare coin or two — but Friday’s performer didn’t bother to […]

10/18/2013

Paul McCartney arrives with his band to give a surprise pop up concert in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in New York. McCartney will release his new album called "New" on October 15. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

McCartney gives impromptu concert in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney was on a roll this week. A day after performing at a New York City high school, the ex-Beatle surprised fans Thursday with an impromptu concert in Times Square. […]

10/11/2013

Paul McCartney performing at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., July 9, 2013.  (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision/AP, File)

McCartney celebrates anniversary at NY high school

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife and a few hundred high school students on Wednesday. The 71-year-old performed at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which […]

10/09/2013

Musician Carole King (AP Photo)

Carole King is MusiCares person of the year

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers […]

09/19/2013

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Kid Rock, Rolling Stones on scalping, summer tours

NEW YORK (AP) — Kid Rock is a scalper. The 42-year-old Grammy winner, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he’s scalping about 1,000 tickets from each show […]

05/25/2013

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Top stars square off for summer tour dollars

(AP) – All anyone’s been talking about are those aged wonders The Rolling Stones and their 50th-anniversary tour, but there’s so much more happening on the road this summer. It’s a crowded tour market and […]

05/23/2013

The British Library building in London. (AP Photo)

Beatles’ lyrics headed for British Library

LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare, the Magna Carta — and now some of John Lennon’s finest lyrics. The British Library on Wednesday added substantially to its already formidable collection with handwritten lyrics to Beatles’ classics “Strawberry […]

05/22/2013

Henry Diltz's photograph of Jimi Hendrix at the original Woodstock festival in August 1969. (PRNewsFoto)

1969 Hendrix telegram: Can Paul come to play?

LONDON (AP) – Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the […]

05/10/2013

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