Paul McCartney announced Oct. 14 on his official website he will sign copies of his “NEW” CD for a limited number of fans this Friday at the newly reopened HMV store on Oxford Street in London.
The announcement said 60 tickets guaranteeing access to the signing will be made available in the coming days as prizes through McCartney's Twitter page, HMV’s social media pages and media contests. Fans attending the signing will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
IHEART RADIO/YAHOO SHOW: More details of tonight's iHeartRadio/Yahoo.com show: The event, hosted by Q104.3's Jim Kerr, is taken from the Q&A and performance by Paul McCartney at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a New York City public arts high school in Astoria, Queens. Among those attending the event was singer Tony Bennett, who founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in 2001 in partnership with the NYC Department of Education.
NEW PROMO: You can see a new video promo for “NEW” on this page. It was released Monday.
OPEN SESAME: Paul McCartney's website put up some instructions on the best way to open the CD. "If you buy 'NEW' on CD, please be careful when removing the booklet and take it out through the front cover gap, rather than the inside gap; If you do it could rip the cover. I only know this because I did it three times before I realized the booklet had to come out of the front gap!," says the message.
"I hope you enjoy the music!! And please pass this message on."
MORE SONGS TO COME?: With a nice bit of detective work, our good friend Bob Gannon, who attended the Times Square show last week, discovered the titles of a few songs that Paul McCartney has copyrighted with ASCAP, possibly from the “NEW” sessions that could turn up on future singles or other releases. “I went on the ASCAP site and found that Paul licensed six more tracks near to the work ID numbers of the "New" tracks and found exactly six titles: “Secret Life of a Party Girl,” “Build a Bridge,” “Demons Dance,” “Hell to Pay,” “Seventees with a twist.” We also found “By Night Dark Clouds.” It'll be interesting to see if they turn up anywhere.
NOT JUST FYE: Anyone who doesn't have a FYE nearby and hopes to grab one of those “NEW” light cubes we wrote about are in luck. We called an indie record store in our area and they will have them, too. Record Store Day posted on Facebook that they'll be at many indies across the country, “These hypnotic little cubes can be had at participating stores tomorrow, while they last, with the purchase of the new Paul McCartney record, 'NEW.' “ Check with your nearest indie to be sure. FYE doesn't show you can order the cubes online, but some people are reporting they have. We suggest going to the store if you can.
BRIAN RAY'S BEST WISHES: Brian Ray sent Paul some good wishes for the release of “NEW” on his @brianrayguitar Twitter account Monday. It said “All the best to Paul, et al today upon the release of "New" here in the UK and in the USA tomorrow ~ hip hip whooray!” “Whooray” also just happens to be the name of Ray's record label.
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