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The Beatles devised, wrote and directed their third film, Magical Mystery Tour, a dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside. The film follows a loose narrative and showcased six new songs: Magical Mystery Tour, The Fool On The Hill, I Am The Walrus, Flying, Blue Jay Way, and Your Mother Should Know.
Apple Films have fully restored the long out-of-print, classic feature film and it’s now available worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with a remixed soundtrack (5.1 and
stereo) and special features. A special, boxed deluxe edition is also available.
All of the packages contain a host of special features, packed with unseen footage. There are newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and other members of the film’s cast and crew, as well as a director’s audio commentary recorded by Paul.
The classic feature film is also released today on The iTunes Store with a remastered and remixed soundtrack and iTunes Extras featuring extensive bonus features and detailed art, including a companion booklet. You can order it here: www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles
They have launched a new website dedicated to the film with clips, quotes, music and opinion at magicalmysterytour.com. Anything posted with the #mmt2012 will appear in the live fanfeed in the days to come.
‘Live Kisses’ From Sir Paul
A new live Paul McCartney DVD/BluRay will be out November 13th. Titled “Live Kisses,” the concert film was shot in the intimate Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and originally streamed as a webcast to celebrate the release of his last album, “Kisses On The Bottom.”
Celebrities from the world of entertainment have recorded a new version of the Beatles classic "Hey Jude" to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The uplifting online video shows kids and staffers at the hospital, along with celebs, taking a sad song and making it better. Celebs participating in the video include Jennifer Aniston, Betty White, Michael Jordan, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Oz, Jimmy Kimmel, Keith Urban, Shaun White, Jordin Sparks, Michael Strahan, Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, John Rich and Big Kenny, Juanes, Daisy Fuentes, Billy Gardell, Randy Owen and Musiq Soulchild. Marlo Thomas’ father Danny Thomas founded St. Jude. Thomas’s son Tony Thomas produced the "Hey St. Jude" video, which was created to highlight September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Having kicked off over a year ago with the legendary July 15-16, 2011
doubleheader at New York City's Yankee Stadium that had 90,000 fans singing
along non-stop over the course of two near three-hour performances, and more
recently gifted Mexico with a historic free May 10 show drawing 250,000 to
Mexico City's central plaza, The Zocalo, Paul McCartney's record-breaking On The
Run Tour will round out 2012 by returning to North America for four shows:
November 11 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis MO, November 14 at Minute Maid
Park in Houston TX, November 25 at BC Place in Vancouver BC, and November 28 at
Rexall Place in Edmonton AB.
Paul's November 11 show at the Scottrade
Center will be his first St. Louis concert in ten years, his last appearance in
the city having been on the 2002 Back In The U.S. Tour, and having previously
played St. Louis' Busch Stadium twice: once on 1993's New World Tour and in 1966
with The Beatles.
Paul's November 14 date at Minute Maid Park--his first
Houston show in nearly seven years--is preceded by a similarly deep history, his
first Houston performance being The Beatles' 1965 concert at Sam Houston
Coliseum. Paul has since visited Houston in 1976 on the Wings Over America tour,
in 1993 on the New World Tour, in 2002 on the Back in the US Tour, and most
recently on The US Tour in 2005.
November 25 will end Paul's near 50-year
absence from Vancouver, the BC Place show being his first in the city since The
Beatles played Empire Stadium in 1964, while November 28 at Rexall Place will be
the first Paul McCartney concert ever in Edmonton, yet another On The Run date
bringing Paul McCartney to a new locale for the very first time--the latest on a
list already including Abu Dhabi, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and
Paul McCartney's On The Run Tour has played over 30 dates spanning
North and South America, the UK and Europe and the United Arab Emirates. The
November 2012 dates are Paul's first in the U.S. and Canada since the summer
2011 run that generated some of the most enthusiastic responses of Paul's
peerless career from audiences and critics alike, including:
McCartney is not saying goodbye but touring stadiums and playing marathon
concerts. Friday's set ran two-and-a-half hours, with Mr. McCartney constantly
onstage, and it had 35 songs, not counting a few additional excerpts... His
concerts now are a gentle reminder of his survival and vitality... He
perseveres, and entertains, by directly reconnecting to his songs across the
decades and still having fun." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES
years, McCartney has opted for sporadic runs of shows rather than full-on,
consecutive-date world tours. In turn, he seems to relish the stage all the more
when he does play live... 'I told you we were going to have a good time,' he
said during the encore. It was an offhand comment – but it's still astonishing
to see how much McCartney still cares." -- ROLLING STONE
hasn't aged a bit. Nothing about the show was dated at all. Paul's voice and
musicianship were totally intact, his band was excellent, and the
clips/images/visuals screening on the stage's backdrop were widely appealing.
The sound at Yankee Stadium was also amazing, and Paul had no problem delivering
to the extremely large venue."
-- BROOKLYN VEGAN
reminds people of their fabulous youth. That's a lot of youth: the crowd was
genuinely intergenerational... Changed my life" -- THE VILLAGE
"Thunder and lightning raked across the sky over Comerica Park
Sunday night, but it was no match for the fireworks Paul McCartney mustered
onstage... his well-honed showmanship and impeccable music filled hearts and
minds in the sold-out ballpark... For three hours, we were all fab again"
-- THE DETROIT NEWS
"At times stirring, at times triumphant, and
always irresistibly fun, this was Paul McCartney's night in Detroit... an
evening of musical thrills and rich nostalgia for a spirited crowd of 38,000...
A little luck, a little magic, a lot of smiles, even a few tears, as McCartney
served up a set that launched with a bright 'Hello Goodbye' and wound through
nearly half a century of music." -- THE DETROIT FREE PRESS
entire night was a thing of beauty. McCartney controlled the stage and the
crowd, and he could have played another three hours and people would have
-- THE DETROIT METRO TIMES
"For almost three hours
and over three dozen songs Paul McCartney delivered a concert set that only
picked up steam as it went along... McCartney wrung new life out of tunes that
were were three to four times as old as quite a few of the folks in the
audience... made it impossible for anyone to leave feeling like they didn't get
everything they'd hoped for and more" -- CHICAGOIST
McCartney could not just let it be Sunday in the first of two concerts at
Wrigley Field. He played for nearly three hours, wringing new rivers of passion
from songs he’s played hundreds of times." -- THE CHICAGO
"It's good to have McCartney still out there bashing through
shows with this much unbridled spirit. God knows he doesn't need to be, but he's
still touring because he obviously is still enjoying it — and his joy is
infectious." -- THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"There was an undeniable
rush watching Paul McCartney playing Wrigley Field on a warm Sunday night in a
show that ran over 2.5 hours and included three dozen songs. Paul McCartney may
be the world's greatest living, breathing, original document, a walking, talking
fragment of history whose meaning to the lives of millions, and whose place at
the fulcrum of pop culture, cannot be overstated. What makes McCartney on stage
such a particularly rewarding spectacle is just how much life he injects in his
-- TIME OUT CHICAGO
"McCartney, a legitimate
legend cruised through three hours at Great American Ball Park. His energetic
manner that suggested he could have done three more... an inspiring
performance... a three-hour triumph." -- THE CINCINNATI
"It was the concert of a lifetime. For the thousands of baby
boomers in the audience of Paul McCartney's sold-out show at Great American Ball
Park Thursday night, it was the soundtrack of their lives. For their children,
it was the songs they grew up listening to with their parents. For their
children's children, it was an adventure" -- CINCINNATI
"For the better part of his performance last night at Great
American Ball Park in Cincinnati, live images of Paul McCartney were projected
onto a pair of towering video screens on each side of the stage... There he was,
Paul McCartney - still, after all these years, larger than life... Few things
compare to a pop colossus that continues to defy the years to do himself and his
revered music proud." -- THE LEXINGTON (KY) HERALD LEADER
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Celebrity Net Worth had compiled a list of who they estimate to be the world’s richest drummers. At a cool $300 million, the list is unsurprisingly topped by former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr. Only $50 million behind the No. 1 spot is Phil Collins, who is very closely followed by Dave Grohl, making up the top 3 with an estimated worth of $225 million. Grohl’s Foo Fighter bandmate Taylor Hawkins came in at No. 27 with a meager $20 million. The top 10 richest drummers:
1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles)
2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo, Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr. – $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10. Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Rock for the Heart Foundation presents Heart Strings – featuring the North American premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's, NOVA, an orchestral adaptation composed by McCartney for his late wife, Linda, which will be performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Friday, September 7, 2012, 8 p.m., at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, to benefit pediatric cardiac research. "We are so honored Pittsburgh and its magnificent symphony will host and perform NOVA's North American premiere," said Kris Fischerkeller, who with her husband, Paul, founded Rock for the Heart after their son Matthew passed away suddenly at age 16 because of cardiac arrest. "We are equally excited about the importance of generating awareness about sudden cardiac arrest among children and teenagers."
Ticket sales for the premiere go on sale July 16 and start at $25/person for reserved seating. VIP tickets include a special post-performance reception with the guest musicians and are priced at $175 per person. VIP guests will also have an opportunity to bid on two Hofner Bass guitars – the models that Sir Paul played when he was with the Beatles. The guitars were autographed by Sir Paul McCartney. To purchase tickets, call 412-392-4900 or visit Pittsburghsymphony.com.
Grammy Award-winning conductor Roger Kellaway, one of the top jazz pianists in the world, will conduct NOVA and will personally perform a McCartney medley of Paul's tunes with a special jazz arrangement for piano. The evening will also include other classical compositions by Sir Paul McCartney including, A Leaf, Spiral, and Tuesday.
Special guest artists will perform with the 60-piece Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and provide interpretations to Sir Paul McCartney's astounding catalog. A string quartet will open the evening with arrangements of McCartney's well-known pop music pieces.
Guest artists who will be performing at the Heart Strings event include:
"While the music is certainly the hallmark of the evening, the goal is to raise moneyfor important medical research," said Fischerkeller, "and businesses across southwestern Pennsylvania are invited to align with this momentous event." The world premiere of NOVA was performed in 2005 at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, produced by Dennis D'Amico it was the number one classical venue in the world, with two sold-out shows that received five-star reviews. Dennis D'Amico will also produce the North American Premiere
of NOVA at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.
In addition to the performance, Ms. Fischerkeller said Rock for the Heart is also announcing a Call for Sponsors to ensure Pittsburgh's business community has an opportunity to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Companies are invited to call 724-433-5701 for information about how to align with the Heart Stringsevent.
About Rock for the Heart
Originally called the Matthew P. Fischerkeller Memorial Fund, the Fischerkeller family decided Rock for the Heart was a more fitting tribute to their musically talented son, who was the lead guitarist for a Pittsburgh rock and roll band, Running From Romance. He died suddenly in his sleep on April 14, 2005, from cardiac arrest brought on by an arrhythmia. He was 16 years old. The mission of Rock For The Heart is to promote and support research intended to prevent sudden cardiac arrests because of congenital heart disorders in children; research and determine why congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect for infants; research and develop better and more effective procedures to treat children that are born and diagnosed with a known cardiac defect.
Rock for the Heart recently presented a grant to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Cardiology Department – a state of the art facility that has the most advanced cardiology equipment in the world and is staffed by some of the world's finest cardiologists. The grant funded a study, the first from Rock for the Heart, to help determine the best treatment methods for children born with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), one of the pediatric heart defects
children are born with every year and the same defect that Matthew died from.
Rockfor the Heart promotes and supports medical research to prevent sudden cardiac arrests in children, and develop better and more effective procedures to treat children who are born and diagnosed with a known heart defect. Heart defects are the most common birth defect and the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths in the United States. Nearly one out of every 100 children are born with a congenital heart defect – approximately 40,000 infants per year across America. Cardiovascular disease ranks as the second leading cause of death for children under age 16.
For more information about Rock for the Heart or to make a donation to support pediatric cardiac research, visit Rockfortheheart.org/donate.