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‘Not ostentatious, but very important': Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

‘Not ostentatious, but very important': Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

Rush’s Geddy Lee has often mentioned Paul McCartney as an influence in his style of up front, song-defining bass playing. Here, he goes in depth on what makes the former Beatles star’s playing so underrated.

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

The days of watching dark, grainy footage while listening to a muddy sound mix are finally over. At last, Paul McCartney and Wings’ seminal concert film Rockshow has been completely restored

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Coming Up” (Knebworth version, 1990)

No retrospective of vintage live Paul McCartney would be complete without his popular tune “Coming Up.” Since this column is entitled “Deep Beatles,” however, we want to explore a different version than the 1979 “Live at Glasgow” hit.

Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

Paul McCartney, in his green metal suit, prepares once again to shoot up the city. And the ring at the end of his nose (oh, yes it does) makes him look rather pretty. And just like that, Rockshow — this once lost artifact — is underway.

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

Members of certain generations instantly sense excitement when hearing the opening lyrics to “Venus and Mars”: “Sitting in the stand of the sports arena, waiting for the show to begin.”

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Bluebird” from Rockshow (1976)

Sellout crowds. Onstage marriage proposals. Grasshopper infestations. Paul McCartney’s latest world tour has been eventful, finding him presiding over a successful marriage proposal and fending off insects pelting him as he performs “Hey Jude.”

The Friday Morning Listen: Grateful Dead – Blues For Allah (1975)

Yesterday I was sitting in my office when a co-worker rounded the corner and tapped me on the shoulder. As I pulled my earbuds out of their receptacles he said, “Iron Maiden?!!”

‘We needed to see if we could make it': Paul McCartney remembers Wings’ triumphal 1976 tour of America

‘We needed to see if we could make it': Paul McCartney remembers Wings’ triumphal 1976 tour of America

Paul McCartney is taking stock of the 1975-76 world tour that produced Wings Over America and the concert film Rockshow, just as each are seeing deluxe reissue.

Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

It’s much easier, nearly four decades later, to separate the music from the moment when it comes to Wings Over America. Back then, this multi-disc concert souvenir from Paul McCartney seemed like a triumphant musical summation.

‘I kind of had my suspicions': John Clayton on the mystery gig that turned out to be Paul McCartney

‘I kind of had my suspicions': John Clayton on the mystery gig that turned out to be Paul McCartney

For John Clayton, the gig was a complete mystery. He knew that Diana Krall would be on piano, but not who the singer would be. “They wouldn’t say who it was,” the Grammy-winning jazz bassist reveals. Because it was Paul McCartney.