It’s the end of an era: Paul McCartney is leaving Capitol Records, the label he’s been a part of since the Beatles were signed there in 1964. According to Fox News, he’s raiding the whole warehouse:
[H]e’s leaving, effective immediately, and taking his entire back catalog of solo albums with him. That’s everything including bestsellers like “Band on the Run,” “McCartney,” “Ram,” “Flowers in the Dirt,” “Tug of War” and his critically acclaimed most recent album, “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard,” nominated for four Grammys, including Album of the Year, in 2006.”
But guess where he’s going next? Want some Wings with your tall latté? Yes, if it hadn’t been evident from the Corinne Bailey Rae CDs crowding out the pumpkin muffins, Starbucks has entered the record business. And Paul will be their first signee:
I can tell you exclusively: It’s a done deal. It will be announced this week. McCartney will first offer just his new album to Starbucks for a fall release. The rest of the catalog he will sit on for the moment.
Oh darn. Well, I don’t know exactly what Starbucks is thinking here. McCartney’s a legend, but he’s not exactly hip or a big mover of CDs. Chaos and Creation in the Backyard may have been a Grammy fave, but it peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard chart and has yet to go platinum here in the States.
The Daily Mail is a late arrival in the Heather Mills bashfest. They expose each of her “lies” one by one, but some of the facts are dubious (yeah, she wore fur…in 1989!) and there’s little here that Victoria Newton hadn’t covered months ago. But I still can’t get over vegetarian Heather cooking Paul some Lancashire hotpot. Here’s a recipe for it from the BBC Food site.Read More