Music Gear News
Paul McCartney Let's butt Be
Sir Paul McCartney turned down a request to sign a fan's butt during a concert yesterday (27.06.10).
The Beatles legend spotted the wish on a placard being held up by the cheeky admirer during his headlining slot at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park as he took a moment to look at some of the banners in the 50,000-strong crowd.
As he surveyed the messages, remarking that some of them had caught "his eye", he said: "We got one here that says, 'Sign my butt and I'll get it tattooed.' The answer to that is no."
Paul entertained the crowd for around three hours and his set featured tracks from every stage of his phenomenal career, including his band Wings and recent side project The Fireman.
Early highlights included 'Jet', 'Band on the Run' and 'All My Loving' and at one point the musician took a break from playing to soak up the atmosphere, saying "I'm just going to take a second to drink this in - this is pretty cool".
Paul also paid tribute to his late Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison during the evening, dedicating a ukulele-based version of 'Something' to George.
The 67-year-old star then treated fans to a selection of the best known and best loved Beatles songs including 'Back in the U.S.S.R.', 'Paperback Writer', 'A Day in the Life' and 'Let It Be'.
When Paul played 'Hey Jude' the entire crowd joined in for a mass sing-a-long, continuing the track's refrain after he and his band exited the stage.
Paul then returned for a encore which featured 'Day Tripper', 'Helter Skelter' and 'Lady Madonna', he then departed once again and fans who had started to leave had to rush back as he returned for a second encore of 'Yesterday', 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'The End'.Posted on 28 Jun 2010 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".
The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.
In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.
Recent Music News
Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.
Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!
After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.
The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.
Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.