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Paul McCartney pays tribute to Prince at Minneapolis show

The list of rock performers who could have been considered Prince’s peers in terms of pure musical talent is very short, but near the top of it would surely be Paul McCartney. At McCartney’s Wednesday night show at Target Center — the first of a two-night stand — the former Beatle paid tribute to our […]

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Prince and Paul McCartney have a wild weekend in New York City

Here’s a sentence you don’t get to type very often: if anyone had a wilder weekend than Prince, it was Paul McCartney. Both were in New York City over the holiday weekend—along with more than the usual contingent of A-list celebrities—to celebrate Saturday Night Live, Nike sneakers, and of course themselves. Prince got off to an […]

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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney release ‘FourFiveSeconds’ music video

We’d already seen a promotional photo and behind-the-scenes footage from the “FourFiveSeconds” video shoot featuring Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney. Now the video itself has been released; as expected, it’s a simple black-and-white affair with Ri-Ri and Kanye singing while Sir Paul strums the acoustic guitar that powers the song. As Pitchfork observes, “there’s […]

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State of Minnesota declares August 2 Sir Paul McCartney Day

Governor Mark Dayton has declared today Sir Paul McCartney Day, in honor of the former Beatle’s performance at Target Field. “We come together on Saturday, August 2, 2014, to honor Sir Paul McCartney, one of the most influential and inspiring musicians in history.” Read the full proclamation below—and listen to the Current from 5:00 to […]

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Photos: Target Field gets ready for Paul McCartney

Getting Target Field ready for Paul McCartney’s Saturday concert has been a multi-day process—building a giant stage in the outfield is just one of many steps being taken to welcome thousands of music fans to the home field of the Minnesota Twins. This morning, I was able to visit the field to take a look […]

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How a 21st-century kid learned to love Paul McCartney and the Beatles

For the Beatles’ original fans, their first experience with the band’s music was probably hearing a chart-busting hit on the radio or lowering a needle onto a freshly-released album—or, for those few lucky fans, hearing them live at the Cavern. I didn’t hear my first Beatles song, though, until nearly 44 years after it was released. In fact, I […]

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Paul McCartney to play Target Field on August 2

On July 15, Target Field will host Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. The next month, on August 2, the Minnesota Twins’ outdoor field will host a performer who would be on anyone’s list of rock ‘n’ roll all-stars: Sir Paul McCartney. The gig is a long-awaited coup for the venue, certain to excite rock and pop […]

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