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WTF of the Week: Paul McCartney Wants a Free T-Shirt

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Apparently being a member of one of the greatest groups of all time and one of the richest and most popular people on the planet isn't enough for Paul McCartney. Now the dude wants a free T-shirt to go with his knighthood and power to shut down Times Square.

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40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney & Wings Release ‘Band on the Run’

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Many of Paul McCartney’s biggest fans will readily admit that he’s put out his share of clunkers over the years. However, his album ‘Band on the Run,’ which was released in December of 1973, is near-universally acknowledged as the best of his post-Beatles career.

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41 Years Ago: The BBC Bans ‘Hi Hi Hi’ by Paul McCartney and Wings

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Evening Standard/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

While controversy seemed to follow John Lennon on a daily basis in the early-70s, it was not a foreign concept to his former Beatles band mate Paul McCartney either. In early 1972, McCartney and his band Wings, released the defiantly political single, 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish.' Dipping into controversial waters out of character for McCartney, and though the single was strong and hard-rocking, the BBC thought it was too much, and promptly banned it.

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Paul McCartney Sponsors Sumo Wrestling Tournament

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In this day and age where it becomes more and more difficult for artists to promote their work, Paul McCartney deserves credit for looking for new ways. The legend recently sponsored the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka, Japan, and put in a personal appearance.

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Paul McCartney vs. John Lennon (Solo Careers) – Great Classic Rock Debates

John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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They are undoubtedly the greatest songwriting duo of the rock era. But which Beatles star -- John Lennon or Paul McCartney -- created better music on their own following the group's breakup? We asked two of our writers to each take on one side of this great classic roc

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Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bon Jovi Make List of Highest-Paid Musicians

Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Jon Bon Jovi
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We might not hear much rock in the Top 40 these days, but the genre can still pay pretty well if you're lucky enough to have the right audience. Just ask Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bon Jovi, all of whom cracked Forbes' most recent list of the highest-paid musicians on the planet.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Lead Star-Studded Beatles Tribute

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney
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On Feb. 9, 2014, CBS will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in a big way.

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The Faces Vs. Paul McCartney – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

Evening Standard, Getty Images / YouTube
Evening Standard, Getty Images / YouTube

The Faces were the ultimate good-time British rock band of the '70s. Paul McCartney made some of the best hook-stuffed music played on the radio during the era. Both need your votes to get into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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30 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Releases ‘Pipes of Peace’

Paul McCartney
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By the early '80s, with the Beatles and Wings completely in the past, Paul McCartney got down to the business of focusing on his solo career in earnest, resulting in an outpouring of material that included some of his most massive pop hits.

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Paul McCartney Still Gets Songwriting Advice From John Lennon

Paul McCartney
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Much has been made of Paul McCartney's decision to reach out to some unexpected collaborators for his latest album, 'New.' But as he revealed during a recent interview, he still seeks advice from his oldest songwriting partner.

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