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Tom's Picks: When he rocks, McCartney is tops
By Tom Von Malder, Waldoboro Courier Gazette
31 December, 2002
Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Live 2002 (Capitol, 2 CDs, 1:55:25; also 3-hour DVD).
Stella's New Year wedding
By Nicole Lampert and Victoria Newton, Daily Mail
31 December, 2002
Stella McCartney is to marry her boyfriend Alasdhair Willis in a New Year's ceremony in
Also: Speculation mounts over Stella's Irish wedding
Brazil gets its very own Cavern
By Alan Weston, Daily Post
31 December, 2002
The owners of Liverpool's Cavern last night unveiled plans to go global with a series of
replica clubs around the world.
Liverpool goes ``yeah, yeah, yeah'' -- and you know that can't be bad
By Brian McTavish, The Kansas City Star
31 December, 2002
Party like it's 1964 when Beatles tribute band Liverpool headlines the Uptown Theater New
Year's Eve Bash.
Albert Stubbins
The Guardian
31 December, 2002
The robust but fair Geordie goal scorer who became a Liverpool legend
Also: Albert Stubbins dies at age Of 83
El of a gig for Macca
The Sun
31 December, 2002
Paul McCartney will play in the Spanish resort of Benidorm this summer.
A Hard Day's Fight!
The National Enquirer
30 December, 2002
Paul McCartney's wife Heather is to blame for a public feud between the former Beatle
and John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono.
Lifestyle 2003: 2003 Battle: 2 Alexander McQueen v Stella McCartney
The Observer
30 December, 2002
The East End boy and the West End girl were both bought by Gucci last year and have
2003 to prove themselves.
Live album McCartney's best
By Ron Foley Macdonald, Halifax Daily News
29 December, 2002
Loving renditions, tight band make CD a must-have
Easy Listener
29 December, 2002
He may be the king of metal, but Ozzy Osbourne prefers a quieter, gentler brand of music at
On the Record
By Hera Diani, The Jakarta Post
29 December, 2002
Artist: George Harrison; Album: Brainwashed (EMI Indonesia).
There goes the sun
By Blake Morrison, The Guardian
28 December, 2002
I Me Mine, George Harrison's attempt to write an autobiography, seems to leave out the bit
about the best band of the 20th century.
The Featherman File
By Andrew Silow-Carroll, Forward
27 December, 2002
Hey Judaism: Fashion designer Stella McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney and
his late wife Linda Eastman McCartney, talks about her Jewish identity in the January issue
of British Glamour.
All You Need is Love! - The Beatles Story (Malta)
25 December, 2002
A theatrical magical tour through all our yesterday's, a journey full of humour, emotion and
unforgettable performances
Get back! Paul puts his home city on tour map
By Jenny Watson, Daily Post (thanks, Diane)
24 December, 2002
Sir Paul McCartney is returning to Liverpool to perform a gig as part of a British tour next
Celebrities join battle to save hedgehogs
By Paul Kelbie, Independent
24 December, 2002
Celebrities with homes in Scotland are being asked to help save 5,000 hedgehogs condemned
to death as part of plans to protect important seabird colonies.
...But It Was Originally McCartney / Lennon
23 December, 2002
The current battle between Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono over the order of the names in the
songwriting credit Lennon / McCartney may have some substance in McCartney's favour
Also: Just let it be, Paul (many thanks to Joe Robinson)
Paul McCartney Gets Own Coat of Arms
Associated Press (thanks, Diane)
22 December, 2002
Sir Paul McCartney (news) has been granted his own coat of arms, which pays homage to the
former Beatle's musical career and his hometown of Liverpool, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Sir Paul pulls in $126M in 2002
Toronto Star
22 December, 2002
Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring artist in the world for 2002, raking in $126.1 million
(U.S.), according to Billboard magazine's tally Billboard Boxscores.
The Unsung Beatle
By David Simons, Acousic Guitar Central
George Harrison's behind-the-scenes contributions to the world's greatest band
Bob Dylan Tops Music Magazine's 'Genius' List
20 December, 2002
Bob Dylan has been labeled a Judas and a Jokerman. Now he can add another title: Genius.
Dead Beatles for Christmas
By David Samuels, Slate
20 December, 2002
Why were their solo albums so awful?
The British Invasion in Albany (inc. video)
Capital News 9
18 December, 2002
Beatlemania visits the Capital District for a limited time.
No lawsuit over Beatles credits
17 December, 2002
Sir Paul McCartney will not be sued by Yoko Ono over the Beatles' songwriting credit,
despite press reports to the contrary, her lawyer has told BBC News Online.
Also: Yoko Still Gets the Last Laugh With Paul (3rd item); Pass notes; McCartney defends
decision to switch songwriting credit; McCartney tells Yoko Ono to chill over credits
Rock 'n' roll store
The Insider
17 December, 2002
The Gallagher brothers belied their bad boys reputation when they paid homage to the
Beatles before their Royal Court show last night.
Stones take back seat to McCartney
By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
16 December, 2002
Paul McCartney is rewarding fans who bought his recently released "Back in the U.S.
Concert Tour" DVD with a Web cast today featuring 30 minutes of bonus concert and
behind-the-scenes footage.
Hot People: Heather Mills To Model Stella McCartney Dress
Sunday People (U.K.)
15 December, 2002
Heather Mills will model one of her step-daughter Stella
Also: Book Review: Mrs. Paul McCartney singing her own tune; Stellar Success
Harrison's last album adds up to powerful exit for ex-Beatle
By Wayne Bledsoe, Knoxville News-Sentinel
15 December, 2002
"Brainwashed," George Harrison (Capitol)
Paul McCartney Unlocks Secret Portal To The Internet
By Pete Richards, Chart Attack
13 December, 2002
Not only is Paul McCartney’s Back In The U.S. DVD the fastest-selling music DVD in
history, but it is also the first-ever DVD with a secret web site link that can be accessed
by both Mac and PC users.
Also: McCartney Offers DVD Buyers A Little Extra; Press Release
Great flat - but who took the photographs?
By Andrew Judge, Daily Post
13 December, 2002
Mike McCartney's latest photographic exhibition opened last night (12 Dec) - in a show
flat of a city centre housing development.
Also: The Insider
Music on the Brain
By Amanda Onion, ABC News
13 December, 2002
Can’t Get That Song Out of Your Head? Scientists Explain Why
Lennon's Bar, Mathew Street, Liverpool
Liverpool Echo
Where is it? The bar is right in the heart of Beatleland in Liverpool's historic Mathew Street
Lennon-McCartney Re-Covered
By Colin Devenish, Rolling Stone
12 December, 2002
Non-Beatles tracks dusted off for "From a Window"
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
By Bill DeLapp, Syracuse New Times
11 December, 2002
Beatles releases on video, CD and books provide the gift of fab
Also: ALBUM REVIEW - Back in the U.S. Live 2002; Harrison didn't want last CD to be
this slick; George Harrison: Brainwashed
Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc
By Barry A. Jeckell, Billboard
11 December, 2002
Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman,
former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the
artists who have contributed tracks to "Songs From the Material World: A Tribute to
George Harrison."
Also: KOCH Entertainment Presents Songs From The Material World: A Tribute To
George Harrison; Todd Rundgren, Bill Wyman, John Entwistle & Others On George
Harrison Tribute Album
Stella McCartney angry over Madonna's fur coat
Irish Examiner
11 December, 2002
Madonna has landed in trouble with designer friend Stella McCartney for wearing a coat
made out of lamb foetuses.
Who's your showbiz favourite?
11 December, 2002
Each weekend, BBC News Online profiles a figure who has had an impact on the week's
John Lennon's 'Imagine' Given New Voice As Centerpiece Of New Amnesty
International Campaign For Human Rights
U.S. Newswire
10 December, 2002
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) today launched a two-year public education campaign
created around John Lennon's legendary anthem "Imagine" that will use the timeless lyrics
and melody to reach out across generations to rally support for human rights.
CD brings back McCartney hits
The Oklahoma Daily
10 December, 2002
For those who remain befuddled as to why the Beatles were such a force in modern music
(and believe me, there are folks out there who don't get the Fab Four), 2002 provided a
great opportunity to educate those not in the know.
Music review of 'Brainwashed'
By Narendra Kusnur, Yahoo! India News
10 December, 2002
A  year after ex-Beatle George Harrison passed away, his last album Brainwashed has
been released, thanks mainly to the efforts of his son Dhani and friend Jeff Lynne.
Heather Mills to be profiled for Channel 4 documentary
10 December, 2002
Heather Mills is set to be the latest subject of Channel 4's The Real documentary series.
Also: Channel 4 plans McCartney exposé; Land Mines Save Lives
Long and winding road
By Warren Henderson, Kelowna Capital News
9 December, 2002
If he had only known then, just maybe John Smith would have kept some more memorabilia.
Beatle to Apple corps: We can work it out
By Chris Marlowe, The Hollywood Reporter
9 December, 2002
"Back in the U.S.," the new DVD by Paul McCartney, represents a technological
breakthrough: For the first time, Apple users will be able to access Internet-based bonus
Online Benefit Auction Boasts Music Memorabilia
By Troy Carpenter, Billboard
9 December, 2002
A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette, rare
photographs of the Beatles during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night," an autographed
Aerosmith guitar, and handwritten lyrics by the likes of Johnny Ramone, Lou Reed, and
Henry Rollins are some of the items going under the virtual hammer at Internet auction
site eBay to benefit People for the American Way, a nonprofit advocacy organization.
More Cindy
By Cindy Adams,
9 December, 2002
In '72, Brit artist David Remfry drew some cover for some small art magazine in Paul and
Linda McCartney's collection.
Yoko Ono Urges Peace on Lennon Death Anniversary
8 December, 2002
Yoko Ono called for peace and global solidarity Sunday, the anniversary of the murder of
her husband, the Beatle John Lennon, in New York 22 years ago.
Also: Ono calls for world peace on anniversary of Lennon murder; Fans 'Come Together'
for Beatles; Scottso's got Yoko for a sitdown (3rd item); All They Need Is Love: Fans Honor
John; Imagine - the 22nd vigil; Fans flock to Mathew Streeet in loving memory of John;
Beatles tribute will support Aunt Leah's Lonely Hearts; Top Stories Photos - 1, 2
Celebrities dish up favorite meatless recipes for PETA cookbook
By Jennifer C. Berkshire, Boston Herald
8 December, 2002
Usually when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is linked with a celebrity, the
animal rights group is taking that person to task.
£18m boost from Beatles top seller
Jon Rees and Martin Tomkinson, This Is London
8 December, 2002
The compilation album of the Beatles' number one hits - '1' - was the fastest-selling in history.
Imagine, he was a Beatle, too
By Alan Howe, Melbourne Herald Sun
8 December, 2002
"I can't be an artist. I'm a Beatle," John Lennon protested.
Surf's Up: Lennon's life, and afterlife
By Kurt Blumenau, The Milford Daily News
8 December, 2002
John Lennon - singer, guitarist, songwriter, working-class hero, millionaire, would-be
revolutionary, lightning rod for controversy, family man, murder victim.
Mist is still rolling in from the sea ... but there's no sign of Paul in Kintyre
By Mike Merrit, Sunday Herald
8 December, 2002
Sir Paul McCartney's Scottish home has become his lull of Kintyre, with locals saying he
has not set foot there for over two years.
£175M! A Tour Record For Macca
Sunday People (U.K.)
8 December, 2002
Sir Paul McCartney is about to smash the record for the highest grossing solo act - by
raking in an amazing £175 million.
Also: McCartney leads tour rankings; Rock around the ratings
Hello, Goodbye
New York Post
7 December, 2002
John Lennon - iconic songwriting master and transplanted New Yorker - was larger than life.
CD for hospital funds
Belfast Telegraph
7 December, 2002
A new CD recorded to raise funds for the Royal Victoria Hospital's liver trust is now on the
shelves of some of Belfast's top music stores.
Born famous: coping with a celebrity dad
By Ciaran McGrath, Teletext (U.K.)
7 December, 2002
Stella McCartney, daughter of former Beatle Sir Paul, gets married this weekend.
George's last words full of joy, honesty
By Greg Yolen, Yale Daily News
6 December, 2002
Had George Harrison not died just over a year ago, Brainwashed might have been a
rousing comeback record for the former Beatle.
Also: Mopping Up; George Harrison -- “Brainwashed,” Paul McCartney -- “Back in
the U.S.”; George the Immortal
Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly
By Jill Kipnis, Billboard (2nd item)
6 December, 2002
Paul McCartney's DVD video "Back in the U.S." (Capitol Video) has set records for
highest single-week sales and highest debut sales of a music DVD.
McCartney still loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
By Jared Savas, Yale Daily News
6 December, 2002
After 40 years of writing groundbreaking music and making more money than anyone could
ever count, Paul McCartney certainly has nothing left to prove.
Entertainment Photos
6 December, 2002
Yoko Ono (L) and her son Sean Lennon and Bijou Phillips arrive at the world premiere of the
film 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' in New York City, December 5, 2002.
Also: Entertainment Photos - AP
Paul Reignites Beatles Feud
By Jenny Eliscu, RollingStone
5 December, 2002
McCartney's switching of songwriting credits draws Ono's ire
VH1 Honors Memorable Moments of 2002
By Chelsea J. Carter, Associated Press (thanks, Diane)
5 December, 2002
With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'" and "Strange But True," the VH1 Big In 2002
awards honored — in irreverent fashion — some memorable entertainment moments.
To Sir Paul, With Love
By Dan Laidman, Monterey Herald (thanks, Diane)
5 December, 2002
Monterey vintner's wine will benefit McCartney's charity
Also: Sir Paul McCartney's Garland Appeal Chooses Pavona Wines for Fundraising
Projects (once again, thanks Diane)
Paul McCartney Says Concert For N.Y.C. Led To 2002 Tour
By Bruce Simon, Launch
5 December, 2002
Paul McCartney is celebrating his latest sales success. After playing to packed houses this
year, McCartney's Back In The U.S. collection debuts at Number Eight on the Billboard 200,
having moved more than 224,000 copies in its first week.
Also: Mac Is Back! No. 1 Tour of the Year Is Now the No. 1 Selling DVD; Paul McCartney's
``Back in The U.S.'' Concert DVD and Live Album Set First Week Sales Records for Artist
Ex-Liverpool student gets Beatle offer
5 December, 2002
A former Liverpool student whose debut single has made it into the top 10 in the UK has had
a collaboration offer from Ringo Starr.
Lennon fans to Mike: Please just let us be
By Joe Mahoney, New York Daily News
4 December, 2002
They don't want to stay at Strawberry Fields forever, but John Lennon fans are asking
the city to let them hang out at the Central Park spot overnight Sunday to mark the 22nd
anniversary of the Beatle's death.
Also: City Blocks All-Night Lennon Vigil
Beatles For Sale
Daily Record
4 December, 2002
A copy of The Beatles' 1965 album Rubber Soul signed by all four members of the band was
sold for £25,850 at Sotheby's in London yesterday.
Beatle's passing was profoundly insignificant
By Gene Collier, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
4 December, 2002
Black Friday, 5:55 a.m., sidewalk outside the Best Buy on McKnight Road. Hundreds
of us were being given final instructions on how not to behave like animals once inside.
George Harrison Tribute Due
By Andrew Dansby, RollingStone
3 December, 2002
They Might Be Giants, Bennett, Rundgren record late Beatle's songs
Beatles picture withdrawn from auction
By Nicky Tabarn, Liverpool Echo
3 December, 2002
A legendary early photo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney has been withdrawn from
McCartney is still able to carry that weight
By Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News
3 December, 2002
Paul McCartney
Back in the U.S. - Live 2002 (CD)
Also: McCartney's 'Live' 'fab'-ulous
Macca gig to aid the fire crews
By Derek Brown, The Sun (thanks, Diane)
3 December, 2002
Sir Paul McCartney is planning a secret gig in aid of striking firefighters
'I'm not old enough for lifetime award'
By Nicole Lampert, Daily Mail (thanks, again, Diane)
3 December, 2002
As one of our most talented musicians and songwriters, his display cabinet is already
overcrowded with showbusiness awards.
Englewood mansion's buyer is not McCartney
By Christina Joseph, North Jersey News
3 December, 2002
A retired investment manager and his wife are the new owners of a seven-acre Lincoln Street
estate that had been rumored, for a time, to be the future home of rock legend Paul McCartney.
Notes from all over (Middle of third item)
By Jeannette Walls, MSNBC
3 December, 2002
Does Paul McCartney know that he’s rubbing animal fat on his bod?
Tribute to George 'the best show of my life'
The Irish Examiner
2 December, 2002
One of George Harrison's closest friends has described how taking part in a sell-out tribute
concert to the late Beatle was the best show of his life.
Also: Rock's Greats Celebrate Life Of George Harrison At London Tribute Concert; Did Clapton
Give McCartney Short Shrift? (2nd item)
Macca Tells Wife Heather To lay Off The Sweets
2 December, 2002
Newlywed Heather Mills says her husband Paul McCartney has saved her from an
addiction ­ chocolate.
Lennon's paper legacy to go on show in Melbourne
By By Patrick Donovan, The Age
2 December, 2002
While Sir Paul McCartney's tour is on hold, Beatles fans will have a chance to survey
manuscripts and artwork of his old songwriting partner, John Lennon, at an exhibition
in Melbourne.
Star lot for Beatles' fans
By Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo
2 December, 2002
An historic early photo of Lennon and McCartney is up for auction tomorrow (Tuesday,
December 2).
Also: Rare Beatles picture up for sale
Drawn From Life
By Lauren Goldstein, Time Europe
1 December, 2002
The next time you see a Stella McCartney ad, you might notice that the model seems a
bit drawn. Look closer: she is.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson: Just a Couple of Rock Fans
By Roger Friedman, Fox News
1 December, 2002
And so to the private reception downstairs in the lounge under Albert Hall following 'A
Concert for George.'
Also: Beatle Celebration; Tom Petty Salutes George Harrison For Ukelele Tutelage; Stars'
farewell to a friend; Surviving Beatles honor memory of George Harrison in music; Remaining
Beatles lead Harrison tribute concert; Stars and friends remember Harrison (inc. video); Paul
and Ringo reunited for Harrison tribute; Surviving Beatles in Heartfelt Harrison Tribute;
Exclusive: Ringo Holds Back Tears at Harrison Tribute; Their Sweet George: Remembering
the Quiet Beatle; pics - 1, 2; more pics
'Lennon Nite' will muster peace voices peace
By Roger McBain, Henderson Gleaner
1 December, 2002
"Give Peace a Chance," the anti-war song John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded with
Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers and a Hare Krishna chorus, seems a likely pick for
"Electric" Larry Miller's "John Lennon Nite" memorial Dec. 8, the 22nd anniversary
of the date a deranged man with a handgun shot and killed the former Beatle outside
Lennon's New York City apartment building.
Beatle's final magical tour
By David Jones, Melbourne Herald Sun
1 December, 2002
Fiercely reclusive to the end, George Harrison planned his death with the secrecy of an
Egyptian pharaoh and died in a place provided by fellow Beatle Paul McCartney.
Also: Harrison left Hare Krishna society out of will
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