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40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Busted for Growing Cannabis

Paul McCartney really is "mother nature's son," and he's got the arrest record to prove it. In early March of 1973, Scottish police made a discovery on the McCartney farm. It seems Sir Paul was growing marijuana plants on his property. An arrest was made, which would lead to a conviction for "illegal cultivation" and with it, a £100 fine (about $240 at the time).

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Paul McCartney Announces Record Store Day Exclusive

Another classic rocker has thrown his proverbial hat into the vinyl ring known as Record Store Day. On April 20, Paul McCartney will release a limited edition 12-inch EP of the live version of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' that was originally released on 1976's 'Wings Over America.'

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20 Years Ago – Paul McCartney Releases ‘Off the Ground’

He's undeniably one of the greatest singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists in rock and roll history, but Paul McCartney's solo albums can be hit-and-miss, to put it diplomatically. 'Off the Ground,' which was released in Feb. 1993, was a case in point, featuring many of the lyrical and melodic elements that are McCartney's strengths, but somehow not quite coming together. The result was an album that was quite simply not among McCartney's best.

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Paul McCartney Mistaken for Street Busker in New Orleans

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell were in New Orleans for Super Bowl Sunday, and over the weekend he found himself on a street car with fellow revelers. The former Beatle used the time to serenade those around him with hits from the Fab Four's catalog, but most thought he was a lowly busker who would soon ask for tips.

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Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood + More to Guest on Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’

On Monday (Jan. 28), Eric Clapton announced that he is putting out a new album, 'Old Sock,' on March 12. Apart from the track listing, not too much other information has been available about the project. However, on Wednesday (Jan. 30) Clapton revealed the many guest stars who will appear on the record.

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Paul McCartney Takes Good Care of His Sheep

Given his decades of outspoken advocacy for vegetarianism and animal rights, it probably shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that the animals on Paul McCartney's sheep farm don't have to worry about ending up on anyone's dinner plate. In fact, as he revealed during a recent interview, they tend to live to a ripe old age.

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Dave Grohl on Paul McCartney Collaboration: ‘It Just Came Out of Nowhere’

If it seemed to you like 'Cut Me Some Slack,' Paul McCartney's collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana that was unveiled during the 12-12-12 benefit, came out of nowhere, don't feel like you're out of the loop -- according to Dave Grohl, that's really the way it happened.

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Paul McCartney Tour Rider Bans Backstage Meat and Leather

Paul McCartney has long been one of rock's most outspoken vegetarians, so it should come as no surprise that the former Beatle tries to keep his tours as humane as possible -- and according to a rider obtained by the Smoking Gun, that includes an all-out ban on animal products.

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Paul McCartney, Nirvana Song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ Available for Sale

Paul McCartney's collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana wasn't as unlikely as it seemed on Wednesday night. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined the Beatle to close the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden. They sang 'Cut Me Some Slack,' which they wrote and recorded for Grohl's upcoming 'Sound City' documentary soundtrack, and the studio version is now available for sale on iTunes.

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Paul McCartney Joined by Joe Walsh + Nirvana Members on ‘Saturday Night Live’

When you've got Paul McCartney as your musical guest, you need to take full advantage of his presence -- and that's exactly what 'Saturday Night Live' did on this past weekend's (Dec. 15) episode, finding a way to wedge in three performances from the former Beatle, with talented backing bands that included Joe Walsh and members of Nirvana.

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Paul McCartney + Nirvana Members Rock Out With New Song at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit

The day's worst kept secret came to fruition about midway through Paul McCartney's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit performance as his regular band exited the stage and the onetime Beatle found himself backed by the living members of Nirvana -- drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic -- for a brand new song called 'Cut Me Some Slack.'

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Paul McCartney Rumored to Lead Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Concert

Tonight's (Dec. 12) 12-12-12 concert is already the most star-studded music event of the year -- and, given that all proceeds are going to Hurricane Sandy relief, also one of the most altruistic. Now, according to reports, it'll also play host to a truly unforgettable rock reunion.

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