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Kurt Cobain's life will be chronicled in new comic book

Kurt Cobain's life will be chronicled in new comic book

March 27 (UPI) -- A new comic book, "Tribute: Kurt Cobain," will chronicle the Nirvana frontman's life and career with the band.
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Piano used by Beatles to write songs headed for auction

Piano used by Beatles to write songs headed for auction

LIVERPOOL, England, March 5 (UPI) -- The piano used by The Beatles while writing songs including "Help!" and "Yesterday" is among band-related items to be auctioned in England.
Fats Domino celebrates 86th birthday

Fats Domino celebrates 86th birthday

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- It seems only appropriate that Fats Domino's birthday falls right at Carnival.
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Piers Morgan says he was questioned in hacking investigation

Piers Morgan says he was questioned in hacking investigation

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- CNN talk show host Piers Morgan said he was interviewed by British police officers during the investigation into phone-hacking at News of the World.
'Beatles' special seen by nearly 14M viewers

'Beatles' special seen by nearly 14M viewers

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- About 14 million viewers tuned in for Sunday's broadcast of "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America," CBS announced Monday.
Letterman interviews Starr, McCartney for Beatles special

Letterman interviews Starr, McCartney for Beatles special

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- David Letterman has interviewed Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for the special "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," CBS said.
28.5M tune in for Grammy Awards show

28.5M tune in for Grammy Awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- About 28.5 million viewers in the United States tuned in for Sunday night's Grammy Awards ceremony, CBS announced Monday.
Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Madonna, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards is going out with a bang.
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Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Grammy Awards air Sunday, January 26.
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Beyonce, Wonder grace Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party was an A-list affair with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder providing the musical vibe, guests said Sunday.
Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney to perform at the Grammys

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney to perform at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Beatles band-mates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to reunite for Grammys performance

Jan. 15 (UPI) --The two surviving members of the Beatles will join Taylor Swift, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban at the Grammys this year.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform during Super Bowl show

Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform during Super Bowl show

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars has invited the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him during next month's Super Bowl halftime show in New Jersey, the NFL announced.

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Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the United Kingdom.

McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.

BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium", and BBC News cites his Beatles song "Yesterday" as the most covered song in the history of recorded music—by over 2,200 artists—and since its 1965 release, has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio according to the BBC. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 31 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone.

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