“Queenie Eye,” the second single chosen from Paul McCartney's “New” album, will be sent out to radio stations and the press digitally at 12:01 a.m. ET Oct. 8, then on CD, Hear Music, McCartney's record company, announced Oct. 2. The first single, “New,” debuted in a worldwide unveiling at midnight ET Aug. 29. See below about a video shoot for the new single.
HEAR IT: McCartney's website announced Wednesday that fans will be able, for the first time, to hear the entire “New” album at two free special listening events to be held in Los Angeles and New York. Oct. 6. In New York, there will be two sessions at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET at Open Road VW/Audi, 802 11th Ave. (at 55th), in the Manhatten section of New York City. The first 100 people to arrive for each event will be able to listen to the “New” album in new cars parked on the rooftop.
The Los Angeles event will be held at 7:30 p.m. PT (parking lot opens at 6 p.m.) at the Vineland Drive-In, 443 N. Vineland Ave., City of Industry, CA.
“I love listening to music in the car. It’s like listening with a huge pair of headphones! You’re in there and the sound is wrapped around you. It’s great,” McCartney said in a statement.
VIDEO: Paul McCartney filmed a video for the song "Queenie Eye" from the album at Abbey Road Studios this week using fans who applied through his website and several celebrities, including Johnny Depp, according to Richard Porter of Beatles in London.com. Porter said he also saw Kate Moss and Meryl Streep at the studio. According to a story in the UK Guardian, no meat, non-prescription drugs or use of social media was allowed.
MAGAZINES: Paul McCartney is on the cover of this week's NME Magazine in the UK. He talks, of course, about the “New” album, coming Oct. 14 in the UK and Oct. 15 in the U.S. And according to Bob Dylan Examiner Harold Lepidus, McCartney will also be on the cover of an upcoming Rolling Stone that will also feature Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers talking about how she has been declared cancer free. The deluxe version of the album can be ordered on iTunes and on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.co.uk and Walmart.. You can order “New” on vinyl at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp and Amazon.co.uk.
THE OLD "NEW": Remember the supposed track list for the McCartney album earlier this year that we reported was a fake? Just for old times sake, here it is: "Loving You," "Hosanna," "Eye of the Storm," "Down the Road," "Come With Me," "Life of a Party Girl," "A Sparrow's Song," "Sting of My Tears," "A Blue Sky," "Little Girl," "I Believe," "All of My Life," "Blindside," "Sunny Day," "April Fool's Day." Besides the fact that "Hosanna" was the only track that was right (since it was mentioned in interviews), notice that also there was "Life of a Party Girl," which is awfully close to "Secret Life of a Party Girl" which still surfaced recently in rumors for a possible bonus track.
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