Paul McCartney and The Eagles play The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ at Jimmy Buffett tribute show

The tropical rock singer-songwriter died in September at the age of 76

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Paul McCartney was joined by The Eagles on a version of ‘Let It Be’ at a tribute concert for the late Jimmy Buffett at the Hollywood Bowl this week. 

The singer-songwriter, known for his tropical rock sound, died at the age of 76 last September after a four-year battle with skin cancer.  

The concert, titled ‘Keep the Party Going: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett’ took place at the Los Angeles venue on Thursday (April 11), including appearances from Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Zac Brown, Jon Bon Jovi and Buffett’s band The Coral Reefer Band. 

Dave Grohl introduced McCartney to the stage, and the Beatle spoke about his relationship with Buffett. “I had the great pleasure of knowing Jimmy, and like everyone else on the bill tonight has said, this is one great man,” he said. 

“He was generous, he was funny, he’d done just about everything in his life. I was on holiday with him and I forgot to bring my guitar, so he had his own guitar strung left-handed for me. And then the next time I saw him he’d had one custom made left-handed for me.” 

McCartney then took to a grand piano and performed ‘Let It Be’, backed by The Eagles. Watch the footage below, including Grohl’s introduction and McCartney’s speech to the crowd: 

A posthumous album, ‘Equal Strain On All Parts’, that Buffett had been working on before his death was released in November, and featured the McCartney collaboration ‘My Gummie Just Kicked In’. 

In a social media tribute to Buffett following his death, McCartney announced his involvement in the album, writing: “I was very happy to have played on one of his latest songs called ‘My Gummie Just Kicked In’. We had a real fun session and he played me some of his new songs. 

“One [new track], in particular, I loved was the song ‘Bubbles Up’. And I told him that not only was the song great but the vocal was probably the best I’ve heard him sing ever. He turned a diving phrase that is used to train people underwater into a metaphor for life when you’re confused and don’t know where you are just follow the bubbles – they’ll take you up to the surface and straighten you out right away.” 

In other McCartney news, he recently shared an embarrassing story from one of The Beatles’ earliest live performances.  

“We had this gig and it was the first thing I ever played, and I was lead guitar player,” he explained. “John [Lennon] was rhythm. I had a solo and I totally froze. Could not move my fingers.” 

“It was just so embarrassing. My lead guitar playing career melted at that moment and I said, ‘Well, I’m not doing this again. I’m not cut out for this. I’m no good.’” 

Last week, Macca commented on Beyoncé’s cover of his song ‘Blackbird’, commending her for using it to “ease racial tension”. 

Queen Bey included her version of the track on her new record ‘Cowboy Carter’, which was released on March 29. The song was originally released on The Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album, commonly referred to as ‘The White Album’. 

“I am so happy with @beyonce’s version of my song ‘Blackbird’,” he wrote on social media. “I think she does a magnificent version of it and it reinforces the civil rights message that inspired me to write the song in the first place.” 

It was also confirmed that Beyoncé used The Beatles’ original ‘Blackbird’ backing track in her cover of the song. 

Last month, an artwork that was banned for being “too unflattering” in its depiction of him is heading to auction

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Paul McCartney and The Eagles play The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ at Jimmy Buffett tribute show

The tropical rock singer-songwriter died in September at the age of 76

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Paul McCartney was joined by The Eagles on a version of ‘Let It Be’ at a tribute concert for the late Jimmy Buffett at the Hollywood Bowl this week. 

The singer-songwriter, known for his tropical rock sound, died at the age of 76 last September after a four-year battle with skin cancer.  

The concert, titled ‘Keep the Party Going: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett’ took place at the Los Angeles venue on Thursday (April 11), including appearances from Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Zac Brown, Jon Bon Jovi and Buffett’s band The Coral Reefer Band. 

Dave Grohl introduced McCartney to the stage, and the Beatle spoke about his relationship with Buffett. “I had the great pleasure of knowing Jimmy, and like everyone else on the bill tonight has said, this is one great man,” he said. 

“He was generous, he was funny, he’d done just about everything in his life. I was on holiday with him and I forgot to bring my guitar, so he had his own guitar strung left-handed for me. And then the next time I saw him he’d had one custom made left-handed for me.” 

McCartney then took to a grand piano and performed ‘Let It Be’, backed by The Eagles. Watch the footage below, including Grohl’s introduction and McCartney’s speech to the crowd: 

A posthumous album, ‘Equal Strain On All Parts’, that Buffett had been working on before his death was released in November, and featured the McCartney collaboration ‘My Gummie Just Kicked In’. 

In a social media tribute to Buffett following his death, McCartney announced his involvement in the album, writing: “I was very happy to have played on one of his latest songs called ‘My Gummie Just Kicked In’. We had a real fun session and he played me some of his new songs. 

“One [new track], in particular, I loved was the song ‘Bubbles Up’. And I told him that not only was the song great but the vocal was probably the best I’ve heard him sing ever. He turned a diving phrase that is used to train people underwater into a metaphor for life when you’re confused and don’t know where you are just follow the bubbles – they’ll take you up to the surface and straighten you out right away.” 

In other McCartney news, he recently shared an embarrassing story from one of The Beatles’ earliest live performances.  

“We had this gig and it was the first thing I ever played, and I was lead guitar player,” he explained. “John [Lennon] was rhythm. I had a solo and I totally froze. Could not move my fingers.” 

“It was just so embarrassing. My lead guitar playing career melted at that moment and I said, ‘Well, I’m not doing this again. I’m not cut out for this. I’m no good.’” 

Last week, Macca commented on Beyoncé’s cover of his song ‘Blackbird’, commending her for using it to “ease racial tension”. 

Queen Bey included her version of the track on her new record ‘Cowboy Carter’, which was released on March 29. The song was originally released on The Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album, commonly referred to as ‘The White Album’. 

“I am so happy with @beyonce’s version of my song ‘Blackbird’,” he wrote on social media. “I think she does a magnificent version of it and it reinforces the civil rights message that inspired me to write the song in the first place.” 

It was also confirmed that Beyoncé used The Beatles’ original ‘Blackbird’ backing track in her cover of the song. 

Last month, an artwork that was banned for being “too unflattering” in its depiction of him is heading to auction

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Fontaines D.C. share teaser of new music

A 30-second clip of an unreleased song from the band has been posted on social media

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Fontaines D.C. have shared a teaser of new music in the form of a short clip of an unreleased song on social media. 

The Irish band have not released any new music since 2022’s third album ‘Skinty Fia’ (except for a cover of Nick Drake’s ‘Cello Song’ for a compilation album), but it seems that may soon be about to change.  

In the new 30-second clip, frontman Grian Chatten is seen topless and in bright green trousers, with a black, swollen eye and heavy cuts and bruises all over. He is petting a pig, while the mystery song plays over the top. 

Watch the clip below: 

@fontainesband

Pig. #fontainesdc

♬ original sound – Fontaines D.C.

I wanna see you alone / I wanna sharp the stone / I wanna bounce the bone / I wanna mess with it”, Chatten sings in rapid fire delivery over a tight, metronomic rhythm, with heavy, chiming guitar chords joining in towards the end of the excerpt. 

In December, the band teamed up with Massive Attack and Young Fathers to release a limited edition 12” single to support Médecins Sans Frontières in their relief efforts in Gaza. 

“Fontaines DC join millions across the world in demanding an immediate ceasefire and a permanent end to Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine,” they wrote at the time. 

“Since October, Doctors Without Borders have been on the ground in Gaza, where every human is an IDF target, risking their lives to give vital care to the thousands injured by Israel’s indiscriminate attacks on the starving and defenceless. We feel utterly helpless in what we can do at this point, however we do hope our small contribution to this record can raise some desperately needed funds for Doctors Without Borders in Gaza. Ceasefire Now. Free Palestine.” 

Chatten opened up in an interview with NME last year about suffering mental health issues while touring, revealing he previously experienced “fits of anxiety and rage”. 

The Irish musician, who released his debut solo album ‘Chaos For The Fly’ last summer, reflected on how his attitude to touring has evolved over the years. 

“Around ‘A Hero’s Death’, I was really struggling to reshape myself to fit this new kind of lifestyle, and I was dealing with fatigue… and mental illness; the depression that occurred,” he explained. 

“The anxiety was pretty intense as well. I was just sick of not fucking living anywhere for five years. I didn’t even think about the fact that half a decade had passed without me feeling like I belonged anywhere outside of a tour bus.” 

Chatten later also appeared on Kneecap’s single ‘Better Way To Live’ in November last year. 

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Deftones perform electrifying cover of The Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’ at Coachella 2024

The legendary California band also played their song ‘Combat’ for the first time since 2011

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Deftones have performed an electrifying cover of The Smiths‘ ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’ during their Coachella 2024 set.

While taking over the outdoor theatre during their debut set at this year’s edition of Coachella, Chino Moreno and co. jumped right into the 1984 Smiths track following their performance of ‘Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)’.

The band rarely perform their cover of the indie classic which was featured in their 2011 compilation album simply titled ‘Covers’. The LP also saw Deftones take on tracks from the likes of Sade, The Cars, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duran Duran and more.

Elsewhere in their set, the band performed ‘Combat’ from their fifth studio LP ‘Saturday Night Wrist’, marking the first time they have played the track live since 2011.

Fans also took the time to comment on the camera work for the band’s live stream, with one twitter user comparing it to a film being directed by Michael Bay and another fan claimed that the “Camera crew gonna give me fucking vertigo with their bullshit”

Deftones played at Coachella 2024: 

‘Genesis’
‘Rocket Skates’
‘Tempest’
‘Swerve City’
‘Digital Bath’
‘Feiticeira’
‘Ohms’
‘Combat’ (First performance since 2011)
‘Change (In the House of Flies)’
‘Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)’
‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ (The Smiths cover)
‘My Own Summer (Shove It)’

In other Coachella news, Shakira made a special guest appearance during Bizarrap’s set, during which she announced a new world tour. Sabrina Carpenter treated fans in attendance at the main stage to a visually stunning and hit-filled setlist and Lil Uzi Vert broke out the hits for their high-octane set. For more live updates as it happens, check out NME’s liveblog for Coachella 2024 here.

Check back here for the latest news, reviews and more from Coachella 2024. 

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Yungblud announces that he’s written an “immersive” new book

‘You Need To Exist: A Book To Love and Destroy!’ arrives later this summer

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Yungblud has today (April 12) announced that he’s written an “immersive” new book.

The musician announced the book on X/Twitter saying “I wrote a book – what the fuck?!”

Yungblud said he was “excited” about the new book and said “it wasn’t just an ordinary book” but a “completely immersive” book that encourages readers to “face the shit that terrifies” them.

The book, called You Need To Exist: A Book To Love and Destroy! contains poems written by Yungblud along with some autobiographical stories. He also encouragers people to read the book, write in it as well as “throw it across the room.”

A synopsis explains: “For most of us that is the hardest question in the world. This book is designed to help guide you on a journey to find out. To confess what you love about yourself, destroy your deepest insecurities and face your darkest fears.

“This is a book to rip, draw, burn, bury and create. A book that will end up in tatters if you do it right. This is a book of you. So, I’ll ask you again… Who are you? It’s time to find out.”

The book is available to pre-order here and is released on August 15.

 

Last month, Yungblud defended his new festival, BludFest, from people who have questioned the intent behind the event.

The Doncaster artist announced the event with a free show in Camden Market on March 18, confirming that it will be headed to Milton Keynes Bowl on Sunday 11 August – featuring a headline set from Yungblud alongside a line-up featuring recent collaborator Lil Yachty, as well as Soft PlayNessa BarrettThe DamnedLola YoungJazmin Bean and many more to be announced. Notably, tickets will be priced at £49.50.

In a video posted to his social media, Yungblud responded to the criticisms of a TikTok user named James who questioned how true the artist’s intent was when he announced the ticket price for BludFest and declared, “Fuck the corporate bullshit!”

“Every now and then this narrative rears its head on the internet that kind of depicts that I’ve had everything given to me, I do nothing at all and I’m this completely massive industry plant who had everything given to him,” Yungblud began.

“That is crazy to me because that is not the case. Everything I do, every idea I have, is literally probably run from a kitchen table with these four people,” he continued, moving his phone camera to show four others sitting in the room alongside him. “We just figure out if we can make it happen.”

Yungblud also spoke to NME about his decision to keep ticket prices low.

“I am not ignorant that people come and go to fanbases,” he said. “I’ve done it to many artists – but I want Yungblud to be a constant in people’s lives. If you want to turn to it and feel that feeling again, it’s there all the time. I’m going to do this every year and I hope everyone comes from everywhere. That’s why we’ve kept the ticket prices as low as we can.

He continued: “It’s about £50 for 10 or more bands, all in. That is it; we’re not even making money – we’re just doing it for the fucking tunes. I’m excited. It’s all about saying ‘thank for this moment’. I’ve had so many arguments about the price-point but that’s it.”

Check out our full interview with Yungblud here, where he also discussed taking stock of his career so far, how he built his community of fans, his online spat with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy,  and what to expect from his “positive” new concept album inspired by Oasis, The Verve, Bowie, Suede and Madonna.

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John Oates Says He Has “Moved On” from Hall & Oates

Oates explained they have “a different strategy for our business lives as well as our personal lives.”

John Oates Says He Has “Moved On” from Hall & Oates
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John Oates has lost that loving feeling for Hall & Oates. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the artist said he has “moved on” from his longtime duo with Daryl Hall. When asked about a lawsuit filed by Hall last year, Oates called it a “very boring business issue” and…

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Maggie Lindemann on Her New EP HEADSPLIT and Learning from Gwen Stefani’s Career: Podcast

The alt-metal artist’s new EP explores fresh sounds and themes.

Maggie Lindemann on Her New EP HEADSPLIT and Learning from Gwen Stefani’s Career: Podcast
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Listen via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Podcasts | More Platforms Maggie Lindemann joins Kyle Meredith to talk about her new EP, HEADSPLIT. Listen to the new episode above, or wherever you get your podcasts. The alt-metal singer-songwriter chats about paring down the scale of HEADSPLIT in order to build up to her…

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Courtney Love shares legendary story of Kurt Cobain, the hospital robe, L7, Nick Cave and a bloody tampon from Reading 1992

“What a genius move, kudos to you, Donita Sparks”

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Courtney Love has shared a legendary story about Kurt Cobain playing Reading festival in a hospital robe, and recalled the time when L7 threw a bloody tampon into the crowd.

The Hole frontwoman was speaking as part of a new interview with BBC Radio 6, and was asked to recall the craziest story from a show she was at.

During the interview, she went on to say that the most extreme one that came to mind was actually from a show she didn’t perform at, but involved her then-husband Kurt Cobain and close friends L7.

Sharing the anecdote about how Cobain famously went to play Nirvana’s legendary ’92 Reading set in a hospital robe, she recalled that the robe he wore was actually hers from when she gave birth to their daughter, Frances Bean.

“He played Reading in that robe. They roll him out like there’s this thing like, ‘Kurt’s dead’, this whole thing. They roll him out and he’s wearing my bloody placenta robe, but that’s not the crazy part,” she explained, going on to recall something else that happened earlier at the festival.

“The crazy part is that earlier in the day L7 played – [they are some] of my oldest friends – and they’re getting bottled, like real bottled, like bad. And [one] hits De Plak, the drummer, in the eye. Donita, the singer, gets pissed. She’s menstruating and she’s having a heavy flow day, so she just reaches up into her crotch and pulls out her tampon and throws it,” she continued.

“There’s a YouTube [clip of it], and you can kind of see it. I mean, it’s just bloody. There’s more to it because the tampon somehow made its way back onto the stage,” she concluded. “I didn’t even know Nick Cave played that day. Yeah, Nick was staring at a bloody tampon the whole time.

“Often people will say to me ‘Oh you threw that tampon at Reading’… I wish. The few times I had been bottled after that, it had already been done, so I didn’t want to copy Donita’s thing, so I didn’t do it. But man, what a genius move, kudos to you Donita Sparks.”

The interview with BBC Radio 6 comes just weeks after the station, along with BBC Sounds, announced a new series called Courtney Love’s Women – which will see the music legend share her “ultimate soundtrack to her life” as she reflects on the women in music who have “shaped her journey, her sound and her next chapter”.

Back in February, Love joined Billie Joe Armstrong‘s covers band The Coverups onstage in London where she delivered a joint performance of Hole‘s ‘Celebrity Skin’. She also made a surprise appearance at the first show, assisting Armstrong and co. on covers of Tom Petty‘s ‘Even The Losers’, and Cheap Trick’s ‘He’s A Whore’ and ‘Surrender’, as well as teasing a Hole reunion.

Armstrong subsequently told NME about his longtime friendship with Love at the BRIT Awards 2024, sharing: “We’ve known her since ’94, she’s always great! She’s a wild woman, she has a lot of great stories and I love Courtney… She’s definitely like a rock n’ roll-er in herself. She’s got her sea legs back so we’ll maybe be hearing more from her.”

Back in 2020, Courtney Love spoke with NME after picking up the Icon Award at the 2020 NME Award and opened up about why she chose to settle down in London.

“When I arrived in London from Liverpool aged 16 in the early ’80s, I ended up staying at the Columbia in Bayswater – the scene of so much decadent rock and roll activity. My knowledge of London literally became the tube from Bayswater to Oxford Street – that’s literally all I knew,” she explained.

“You haven’t got nearly the Thought Police you think you do compared to in Portland or parts of LA. I’m allowed to dissent here, which I haven’t felt comfortable doing recently elsewhere. Being able to have a real dialogue and read all sorts of opinions… it made me fall in love with the UK even more.”

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Courtney Love shares legendary story of Kurt Cobain, the hospital robe, L7, Nick Cave and a bloody tampon from Reading 1992

“What a genius move, kudos to you, Donita Sparks”

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Courtney Love has shared a legendary story about Kurt Cobain playing Reading festival in a hospital robe, and recalled the time when L7 threw a bloody tampon into the crowd.

The Hole frontwoman was speaking as part of a new interview with BBC Radio 6, and was asked to recall the craziest story from a show she was at.

During the interview, she went on to say that the most extreme one that came to mind was actually from a show she didn’t perform at, but involved her then-husband Kurt Cobain and close friends L7.

Sharing the anecdote about how Cobain famously went to play Nirvana’s legendary ’92 Reading set in a hospital robe, she recalled that the robe he wore was actually hers from when she gave birth to their daughter, Frances Bean.

“He played Reading in that robe. They roll him out like there’s this thing like, ‘Kurt’s dead’, this whole thing. They roll him out and he’s wearing my bloody placenta robe, but that’s not the crazy part,” she explained, going on to recall something else that happened earlier at the festival.

“The crazy part is that earlier in the day L7 played – [they are some] of my oldest friends – and they’re getting bottled, like real bottled, like bad. And [one] hits De Plak, the drummer, in the eye. Donita, the singer, gets pissed. She’s menstruating and she’s having a heavy flow day, so she just reaches up into her crotch and pulls out her tampon and throws it,” she continued.

“There’s a YouTube [clip of it], and you can kind of see it. I mean, it’s just bloody. There’s more to it because the tampon somehow made its way back onto the stage,” she concluded. “I didn’t even know Nick Cave played that day. Yeah, Nick was staring at a bloody tampon the whole time.

“Often people will say to me ‘Oh you threw that tampon at Reading’… I wish. The few times I had been bottled after that, it had already been done, so I didn’t want to copy Donita’s thing, so I didn’t do it. But man, what a genius move, kudos to you Donita Sparks.”

The interview with BBC Radio 6 comes just weeks after the station, along with BBC Sounds, announced a new series called Courtney Love’s Women – which will see the music legend share her “ultimate soundtrack to her life” as she reflects on the women in music who have “shaped her journey, her sound and her next chapter”.

Back in February, Love joined Billie Joe Armstrong‘s covers band The Coverups onstage in London where she delivered a joint performance of Hole‘s ‘Celebrity Skin’. She also made a surprise appearance at the first show, assisting Armstrong and co. on covers of Tom Petty‘s ‘Even The Losers’, and Cheap Trick’s ‘He’s A Whore’ and ‘Surrender’, as well as teasing a Hole reunion.

Armstrong subsequently told NME about his longtime friendship with Love at the BRIT Awards 2024, sharing: “We’ve known her since ’94, she’s always great! She’s a wild woman, she has a lot of great stories and I love Courtney… She’s definitely like a rock n’ roll-er in herself. She’s got her sea legs back so we’ll maybe be hearing more from her.”

Back in 2020, Courtney Love spoke with NME after picking up the Icon Award at the 2020 NME Award and opened up about why she chose to settle down in London.

“When I arrived in London from Liverpool aged 16 in the early ’80s, I ended up staying at the Columbia in Bayswater – the scene of so much decadent rock and roll activity. My knowledge of London literally became the tube from Bayswater to Oxford Street – that’s literally all I knew,” she explained.

“You haven’t got nearly the Thought Police you think you do compared to in Portland or parts of LA. I’m allowed to dissent here, which I haven’t felt comfortable doing recently elsewhere. Being able to have a real dialogue and read all sorts of opinions… it made me fall in love with the UK even more.”

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Nick Cave Reveals “Song for Amy” from Amy Winehouse Biopic: Stream

Cave and longtime collaborator Warren Ellis also composed the score for Back to Black.

Nick Cave Reveals “Song for Amy” from Amy Winehouse Biopic: Stream
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Nick Cave has released “Song for Amy,” a new track appearing on both his score and the soundtrack for the Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black. Stream it below. On “Song for Amy,” Cave sings over a gorgeous arrangement of piano, flute, and strings while delivering somber lyrics like, “I’d give…

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