Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Apr 29, 2015

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans. McCartney, 72, surprised the audience by singing the Beatles’ “Another Girl,” the ...

Orpheus descends on Japan

Apr 28, 2015

Orpheus descends on Japan

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Of all U.S. playwright Tennessee Williams’s many major works — including “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Glass Menagerie” — “Orpheus Descending,” which opens in Tokyo next week with a star-studded Japanese cast and multi-award-winning English director Phillip Breen at the helm, is among ...

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Jan 2, 2015

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Musical powerhouses Kanye West and Paul McCartney have teamed up in a surprise collaboration to produce a new single released Thursday, “Only One.” The soft ballad, which West said was inspired by his daughter, features the vocals of the world-famous rapper, and former Beatle ...

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

Jul 7, 2014

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

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Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll. McCartney, who turned 72 ...

May 27, 2014

McCartney leaves hospital and Japan

Music legend Paul McCartney has recovered from an illness that forced the cancelation of his Asian tour and has left Japan, a concert organizer said Tuesday. McCartney “has recovered well enough to travel on an airplane,” said an official from Kyodo Tokyo, the organizer ...

May 23, 2014

Fans welcome news of McCartney's recovery prospects

Japanese fans on Friday welcomed news that former Beatle Paul McCartney is expected to make a full recovery from the viral infection that landed him in a Tokyo hospital for treatment. McCartney, 71, called off his sold-out Japan tour this week after postponing several ...

Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour over illness

May 20, 2014

Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour over illness

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has canceled all of his Japan tour due to illness, organizers said Tuesday, days after apologizing to fans for missing a pair of weekend concerts. He “will regrettably have to cancel the remaining Japanese shows. Paul is still not feeling better ...

McCartney, hit by virus, cancels second Tokyo show

May 18, 2014

McCartney, hit by virus, cancels second Tokyo show

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney canceled a second concert in Tokyo Sunday after contracting a virus and said he was sorry for letting fans down. The 71-year-old English pop veteran had already canceled a planned performance at the National Stadium on Saturday, the day after coming ...