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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.