Friday, June 21, 2024

Paul McCartney: Live ITunes Stream Show and PBS Special


I know–it’s a lot of Paul McCartney news this week. He gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday afternoon. Then at 7pm Pacific Time he’s doing a concert live from Capitol Studios in Hollywood. The show is a live stream on ITunes featuring the whole new “Kisses on the Bottom” CD that Tommy LiPuma has made into a kind of instant classic. It’s unclear how big the audience can be since the Diana Krall band and all the recording equipment are filling the place up. I’m told the show will be turned into a PBS fundraising special at some point soon. Then of course Paul is honored at the MusiCares dinner on Friday night, and plays the Grammys on Sunday. If he makes a surprise appearance at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy show and dinner on Saturday that will be the trifecta, so to speak. A long and winding weekend!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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