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Beatle news briefs: McCartney awards streaming now; iTunes Bootlegs bootleg

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Paul McCartney's website announced Feb. 26 that the NME ceremony with the Songwriter's Songwriter Award being given to McCartney today is being streamed RIGHT NOW as this is published. You can see the whole ceremony here. The award, a special one-off award, is being presented be presented at the O2 Academy in Brixton at the “NME Awards 2014 With Austin, Texas.” (Update: Paul has received his award.)

The UK Daily Mail caught Paul on the ski slopes this week.

Still no official announcement regarding the Southern Hemisphere tour rumors that we've reported about. The latest story adds Costa Rica to the list of stops.

Linda pictures: On Monday, the McCartney website announced it was publishing a collection of Linda McCartney pictures in honor of the Linda exhibit in Montpelier, France. You can see the collection here.

Bootlegs bootleg: For those who have wanted a physical release of “The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963,” Collector's Music Reviews reports a bootleg vinyl box set called “The Beatles – Bootleg Records – Copyright Extension Box,” will soon be available on the bootleg market. The three vinyl discs, reportedly pressed on 180 gram vinyl, reportedly come in a full color box with a 40-page booklet, they say.

Rusty Anderson at SXSW: Rusty Anderson will perform and lecture at SXSW next month. Read all about it in our Paul McCartney Examiner story. SXSW runs from March 7 to 16.

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