Howard Stern announced Oct. 7 that Paul McCartney will be his guest Tuesday on his Sirius/XM radio show, which also happens to be a day before John Lennon's birthday, Bob Dylan Examiner Harold Lepidus, who's a fan of the show, alerted us.
He said Stern commented he has listed every possible question he could think of because it might be his last chance to interview him. And if this appearance is like any of the others McCartney has done with Stern, it'll be anything goes as far as topics discussed. McCartney appeared on Stern's show in 2009. The conversation on the show included Pete Best, whether Brian Epstein had sex with John Lennon and about Ringo's decree for no more autographs. McCartney also presented the radio host with a replica Hofner bass for his 55th birthday.
Also, Paul McCartney's Twitter account announced that Giles Martin, one of the four producers of “New,” would be appearing at the Apple store in London this evening. “Exec Producer @mashupmartin is at the Regent St Apple Store, London from 7:30 tonight discussing Paul's NEW album.”
In the U.S., McCartney will also be performing on NBC's “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” tonight. (Check local listings.) Fallon tweeted, ".@PaulMcCartney is RIPPING IT UP in our studio right now. Mini concert. It’s insane."
Meanwhile, listening parties were held for “New” in New York and Los Angeles last night. Chris Carter, host of “Breakfast With the Beatles” on KLOS-FM, said, “It was a really quite a cool event! An old time drive-in movie theater, perfect weather, a gorgeous sunset, hard core fans and new Paul McCartney music. Not bad for a Sunday night.
“I think Paul would have been pleased to see his original idea come to fruition. Fans showed up as early as 10 a.m.. I'd say there was about 300 to maybe 350 diehard Macca Scruffs on hand by the time the first song was played at 7.30 p.m. Everybody tuned into the drive-in's FM signal (which sounded great) and along with album cover graphics with song titles on the big screen as the entire long player blasted throughout the huge theater parking lot.
“I got to introduce the album by using what looked like a CB radio microphone from 1972. I loved it! Fans beeped horns and flashed lights at the end of the songs they really dug. Tracks "Queenie Eye" and "Everybody Out There" garnered the most horn honks of the evening. Special commemorative posters and NEW glow sticks were given out to all who attended. Paul should be very happy. His idea was a success!”
Maggie Clarke, who was at the New York event, said, “It was fun. The guy in front was commissioned to do art work and atthe end, when he removed the rectangular panels corresponding to the 'New' logo for the album, the whole thing looked great and made sense. The car was vibrating with his bass. People honked their horns at the end of some songs, in approval. I met some nice people in line. A good time was had by all.”
“I think, that this sort of event was really brilliant on Paul's part. It's like optimizing the sound and vibrational quality of the album and also having the communal experience, having this take place in cars all together. Better than headphones (maybe similar audio quality, but not like sitting in a vibrating car, exchanging impressions with others you've just met in line).”
Five tracks in addition to the single “New” were reported as having been leaked to the internet on Sunday.
It's not Twitter, but fans will also be able ask him about the album for Bang & Olufsen's “The Living Room Tour” Oct. 15 at http://www.bang-olufsen.com/McCartney. You can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #askMcCartney or at the website.
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