Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, has confirmed details of her seventh full-length studio album.
13.02.2024 - 10:25 / nme.com
Declan McKenna has opened up about the inspiration behind his new album, and likened it to Paul McCartney’s LP ‘Ram’.The moment took place during a new interview with NME, which saw the London-born singer-songwriter open up about his latest LP ‘What Happened To The Beach?’.In the interview, McKenna told NME’s Sophie Williams about how he approached the songwriting on the album in a different way to that of its predecessor, 2020’s ‘Zeros’ – no longer feeling the need to compete with his previous releases.He also explained how he drew inspiration from one of Paul McCartney’s lesser known albums – 1971’s ‘Ram’, which he released with his wife Linda.“Absolutely. They share a similar intimacy,” he responded when asked if the LP had an impact on ‘What Happened To The Beach?’.
“On ‘Ram’, Paul really dived into playing around with different characters. He and that album are such a big influence on me because on tracks like ‘Admiral Halsey’, he goes in on these wild vocal takes – and I feel like my album has elements of that too.”He continued: “I feel like they were recorded in similar ways too: building things up bit by bit to create weird soundscapes.
Some people hated ‘Ram’ at first… so I am looking forward to [my new album] being out!”Elsewhere in the NME interview, the 25-year-old artist also elaborated on his love for the rock veteran and Beatles legend – naming the Fab Four as the artist he would like to see perform as a virtual hologram, similar to that of ABBA Voyage.“Could you imagine? It would be sick! They could play anything,” he explained. “That’s what I really loved about Paul McCartney’s  Glastonbury set: he played things we didn’t expect, like ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite’, which I was just not.
Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, has confirmed details of her seventh full-length studio album.
Mark Ronson has shared an NSFW video of Sir Paul McCartney calling for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to induct Foreigner.The producer – famed for his work with Amy Winehouse and on the Barbie soundtrack – has a close connection to the band, with the guitarist Mick Jones being his stepfather. While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Ronson opened up about his ongoing campaign to get Foreigner inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2024.As a way to sway voters, Ronson revealed that he has been putting together a compilation of videos which include the likes of members of Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses and Queens Of The Stone Age sharing their support for the induction of Foreigner.“We decided to go all out this year and really try and get Foreigner on the ballot for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” he told Fallon.
Paul McCartney still longs for “Yesterday.”Indeed, Macca remains haunted by a regretful remark he made to his late mother Mary — a lament that lives on in a legendary line from The Beatles’ 1965 No. 1 single.While “Yesterday” — which was ostensibly a McCartney solo song, with the singer strumming acoustic guitar over a sorrowful string arrangement — has always been considered a breakup ballad, the classic lyric “I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday” is actually a mea culpa to his mother.It was inspired by “feeling very embarrassed because I’d embarrassed my mom,” the 81-year-old Beatle reveals in the latest episode of his songwriter podcast “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics.”That embarrassment goes back to Macca’s mother having what he describes as a very “posh” accent.“She was of Irish origin and she was a nurse, so she was above street level,” he explains about his mom, who died from breast-cancer complications in 1956 — when the Beatle was just 14.
Paul McCartney has revealed for the first time the inspiration behind a lyric in one of his most famous songs, The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’. The line in question is “I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday” in the song’s bridge, which appears twice in the song. In his podcast A Life in Lyrics, McCartney spoke about how the line was subconsciously inspired by a conversation he had with his mother several years before writing the song.
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Declan McKenna will appear on the long-running children’s TV show Blue Peter today (February 23).The singer-songwriter is due to perform live on the programme in support of his third album ‘What Happened To The Beach?’, which was released earlier this month (February 9).He’ll deliver a rendition of his 2023 single ‘Nothing Works’ and feature as a studio guest, involving himself in the regular arts and crafts segment of the show. A pair of preview images show McKenna donning a sought-after Blue Peter badge on set.“Mam I’m on Blue Peter!” the artist wrote on social media to announce the appearance (see below).
The Beatles will be the subjects of four brand new movies!
“1917” and “Skyfall,” will helm the entire magical mystery tour of biopics that explore the lives of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. “We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling, and epic cinematic experience: four films, told from four different perspectives which tell a single story about the most celebrated band of all time,” producer Pippa Harris, of Neal Street Productions, said in a statement.
Beatles biopic projects told from the perspective of each band member.Sam Mendes (1917, Skyfall) is set to direct all four feature films. The biopics will be told from each band member’s point-of-view and will intersect to “tell the story of the greatest band in history.”The project marks the first time Apple Corps Ltd.
Pianist and composer Kelly Moran has confirmed details of Moves in the Field, her first album in six years. The album will be released on March 29 and includes "Butterfly Phase," which is streaming below. In a press statement, Moran explained how self-playing piano helped her craft her new project.
All four members of The Beatles will get their own standalone biopic as part of an ambitious series of movies from director Sam Mendes. News of the first fully licensed Beatles films depicting the lives of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison was announced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Neal Street Productions.
Director Peter Jackson revitalized Beatlemania in 2021 with “The Beatles: Get Back,” his acclaimed three-episode, nearly eight-hour Disney+ series about the making of the British rock group’s Let It Be (which had the original working title of Get Back). And Apple certainly saw an opportunity to do much more.
EXCLUSIVE: In a move that ought to make fans of The Beatles twist and shout, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes and his Neal Street Productions have set plans to make four separate theatrical films, one on each of the members of music’s most famous and enduring band.
Rebecca Rubin Film and Media Reporter John, Paul, George and Ringo will each be the subject of a new feature film. Director Sam Mendes is planning to make four separate movies, one about each member of the Beatles.
Paul McCartney’s long-lost bass guitar is now hoping that she may be in store for a reward.The bass guitar – which has been dubbed the most important bass in history for its role in recording numerous Beatles hits – was stolen from the musician in 1972, only to be returned to him last week.Cathy Guest found the bass in her attic following the death of her husband Hadyn, who Cathy believes in turn inherited the bass from his brother Graham.Guest revealed in an interview with The Sun that she slipped a hand-written letter into the guitar case before she returned it, explaining her financial situation as a single parent looking after two school children.“My husband inherited it when another family member died and he’d had it for years,” she said. “He had no idea where it came from.
and three other music legends. The “Uptown Girl” singer, 74, has sparked a frenzy after telling Howard Stern that he wants to create his own supergroup of artists and he already knows who they are. “I thought about putting together a band,” Joel dished during Wednesday’s episode of the shock jock’s Sirius XM radio show.
Paul McCartney has finally been reunited with his famed Höfner bass guitar.The bass guitar – which has been dubbed the most important bass in history for its role in recording numerous Beatles hits – was stolen from the musician in 1972, and was last week returned to McCartney, according to his official website.According to the post, the bass was returned to McCartney and was authenticated by Höfner.The statement read: “Following the launch of last year’s Lost Bass project, Paul’s 1961 Höfner 500/1 bass guitar, which was stolen in 1972, has been returned. The guitar has been authenticated by Höfner and Paul is incredibly grateful to all those involved.”The long-lost instrument was discovered through the Lost Bass campaign, which began in 2018 but only began to make progress last year to locate the historic bass.
posted a pic of himself holding the legendary bass with a cheeky expression on social media. “To my friends and family, I inherited this item which has been returned to Paul McCartney.
Natasha Bedingfield’s No1 single, Unwritten , became an instant anthem when it was released in 2004. Now, her hit about living life to the fullest is back in the UK charts, thanks to its appearance in Sydney Sweeney’s latest romcom, Anyone But You . Sussex-born Natasha says she’s delighted her old track has made a resurgence – it’s even gone viral on TikTok – but the 42-year-old “introvert” is an unlikely pop star.
Jennifer Lopez is seemingly hinting at her retirement from music.