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Paul McCartney is Engaged to Nancy Shevell

Paul McCartney has not had much luck with the ladies in the past, but like the Beatles song says: “All You Need is Love,” and that’s just what he’s getting.  After four years of dating, the Beatles’ lead man is engaged to his girlfriend of four years, New Yorker Nancy Shevell.  His rep confirmed the news, but failed to provide any more details.

Paul lost his first wife, Linda, to cancer in 1998. He remarried that crazy bxtch Heather Mills four years later only to divorce a couple years after. It ended up being a nasty divorce settlement and he had to pay her almost $50 million dollars in the settlement.

Here’s to hoping that three times is a charm!

Paul McCartney Wants The Beatles Sampled More In Hip-Hop

Paul McCartney wishes that “The Beatles” would be sampled more in hip-hop. There 1968 release of  “The White Album” inspired others such as Jay-Z in 2003 with “The Black Album” and Danger Mouse with “The Grey Album”.  In an upcoming documentary Paul McCartney tells BBC Radio 1 that the record company put up a fuss about it.

“But the thing was the record company minded. They didn’t like that and they put up a bit of a fuss. But it was like, take it easy guys, it’s a tribute.”

McCartney says “The Beatles” borrowed heavily from hip-hop’s influence.

“It was really cool when hip-hop started, you would hear references in lyrics, you always felt honoured,” McCartney says. “It’s exactly what we did in the beginning – introducing black soul music to a mass white audience. It’s come full circle, it’s well cool. When you hear a riff similar to your own, your first feeling is ‘rip-off’. After you’ve got over it you think, look at that, someone’s noticed that riff.”

Well said Paul.

Top 10 Grossing Tours of 2010

The list of top grossing tours for 2010 are in and I’m a bit surprised.  i figured Lady Gaga would be #1….its seems like she spends so much time on the road.  But it’s Bon Jovi…..Jersey stand up!!! Take a look at the entire list:

1. Bon Jovi
Total Gross: $146,507,388 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 1,591,154 Number of Sell-Outs: 69

2. U2
Total Gross: $131,502,369 Number of Shows: 22
Total Attendance: 1,312,784 Number of Sell-Outs: 22

3. AC/DC
Total Gross: $122,633,027 Number of Shows: 28
Total Attendance: 1,155,998 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

4. Lady Gaga
Total Gross: $116,227,987 Number of Shows: 122
Total Attendance: 1,362,993 Number of Sell-Outs: 101

5. Black Eyed Peas
Total Gross: $81,579,114 Number of Shows: 82
Total Attendance: 1,263,625 Number of Sell-Outs: 82

6. James Tayler & Carole King
Total Gross: $62,326,410 Number of Shows: 54
Total Attendance: 693,271 Number of Sell-Outs: 23

7. Eagles
Total Gross: $62,166,344 Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 587,165 Number of Sell-Outs: 12

8. Metallica
Total Gross: $61,947,556 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 700,219 Number of Sell-Outs: 13

9. Dave Matthews Band
Total Gross: $61,247,906 Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 1,052,312 Number of Sell-Outs: 25

10. Paul McCartney
Total Gross: $55,760,403 Number of Shows: 21
Total Attendance: 394,186 Number of Sell-Outs: 20