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XPN MusicNotes: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters to perform on same stage for the first time ever

photos via L.A. times

“It’s so special in so many ways, you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”-Elliott Roberts- Manager for Neil Young via LA Times

Having just completed XPN’s “Greatest 70’s Music Weekend” comes word that some of the greatest artists & bands that hit their strides in the 1970’s are going take the stage together for the first time ever. Continue reading →

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Watch Paul McCartney resurrect Beatles classics at his tour opener in LA last night

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Paul McCartney | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

Paul Is Alive: Yesterday, we announced that Sir Paul McCartney would be bringing his One On One tour to Citizens Bank Park this summer on July 12th, which will mark his return since playing the Wells Fargo Center last year. Last night, at his tour opener in Fresno, he opened the show with the Beatlemania classic “A Hard Day’s Night”, which he had never played before as a solo artist.

After the opener, Macca ran through almost three hours of songs from The Beatles, his solo career, Wings, and he even busted out pre-Beatles Quarrymen song “In Spite Of All The Danger.” If this is any indication of how his show in July will go, then we are very excited. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Paul McCartney to play Citizens Bank Park this summer

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Paul McCartney | photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | joedeltufo.com

How’s this for a midweek pick-me-up: Paul McCartney has extended his worldwide One on One tour and will be coming to Citizens Bank Park on July 12th. This performance comes almost exactly one year after the “dazzling” and “joyous” show he put on last summer at the Wells Fargo Center. If we learned one thing from that experience it’s that at 73, McCartney has no plans to slow down. Continue reading →

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Paul McCartney delivers a knockout show at Wells Fargo Center

Paul McCartney | Photo by Chris Sikich | sikichphotography.com
Paul McCartney | Photo by Chris Sikich | sikichphotography.com

Memories. Their recollection and creation were at the center of Paul McCartney’s sold-out Wells Fargo show last night. Pulling on the legacy of The Beatles and Wings, as well as some of his more recent solo work, McCartney displayed his dazzling showmanship for nearly three hours.

Utterly genuine and joyous throughout, he waved, smiled and took every ounce of applause in. At 73, he shows the musical prowess and desire that only a handful of his contemporaries still have. Continue reading →