Paul McCartney

The Grammys Will Host Performance of “FourFiveSeconds” by Kanye West, Paul McCartney and Rihanna

This Sunday, February 8, Kanye will perform at the Grammys for the first time in 6 years. And that’s… Read More

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Kanye and Paul McCartney Set to Perform on ‘SNL”s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday (not Saturday, interestingly), February 15th at 8 p.m. The lineup… Read More

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Why Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” Left Me Disappointed

This weekend, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney released “FourFiveSeconds,” a stripped-down, soulful jam. Rihanna delivers one of her best vocal performances ever atop an acoustic guitar hook — seemingly from Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth — that wouldn’t sound out of place on an Ed Sheeran album. Kanye sings — sans AutoTune — with a defiant streak audible in his voice, about spending the night in jail (a true story, mind you) and the public coming for his pride. An organ, likely played by McCartney, and a hearty choir of voices flesh out the sound and give “FourFiveSeconds” a gospel feel as it progresses. … Read More

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Everything We Know About Kanye West’s Next Album

It’s Yeezy season, everybody. This week, Kanye West made a surprise (isn’t everything he does a “surprise” these days?) appearance at the iHeartRadio Media Summit in Burbank, California. He didn’t crash the stage or anything; his appearance was announced, and planned in secret. Which is probably why he gave a fairly tame speech about innovation that concluded with his playing a Rihanna-featuring track from his as-of-yet-untitled seventh album. And then he walked off the stage to a sanding ovation. … Read More

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And We’re Back to ‘Back to the Future Part II': Links You Need to See

Now that the New Year has arrived, we’re officially in The Future, or at least The Future according to Back to the Future Part II. And while you may, with your eyes that do not belong to a young Michael J. Fox, be able to look around and see that no, we’re not in an awe-inducing late 80’s… Read More

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The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Kanye Inspired My First Cry of 2015

Instead of another disappointing Gwen Stefani single, take these new tracks for a spin. Back to your regularly scheduled programming — more new music than you know what to do with — next week. … Read More

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Dave Grohl’s Transformation From Gen X Icon to Guardian of Baby Boomer Rock: A Timeline

This week, the Foo Fighters release Sonic Highways, their eighth album, which doubles as a selective history lesson in their own particular brand of rock ‘n’ roll worship. It’s fitting, considering their leader Dave Grohl has become one of Baby Boomer guitar music’s most vigilant defenders (take our quiz on that very topic), in an era when breathless praise of Led Zeppelin seems about as original as yelling “Free Bird” at a rock show. … Read More

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