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Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan for first time since 1966

Paul McCartney is to play Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Hall this month, marking his first return to the venue since appearing there with The Beatles in 1966. And for some fans, the nostalgia even extends to the tickets, with 100 seats for those aged under……

Greenpeace mounts towering protest in Warsaw over Arctic activists

Greenpeace activists on Thursday draped a banner over Warsaw’s highest tower to demand that Russia free fellow members jailed over an Arctic drilling protest. The three activists hoisted themselves down ropes from the observation deck to hang the huge yellow banner that read “Save the Arctic! Free our activists!” onto…

Paul McCartney calls on Putin to release ‘Greenpeace 30′

Paul McCartney: Hey Vlad, don’t make it bad for Greenpeace (via The Christian Science Monitor) Paul McCartney (top c.) and his wife watch a sumo ceremonial stamping form at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, in Fukuoka, Japan, on Thursday. Mr. McCartney published an open letter to Vladimir Putin this week,…

Almost denied because of his pot-smoking past, Bob Dylan will finally collect the Legion d’Honneur

Bob Dylan will on Wednesday finally collect a French award he was almost denied because of his pot-smoking and protesting past, officials confirmed on Tuesday. Dylan, 72, will emulate Paul McCartney as one of only a handful of foreigners to receive the Legion d’Honneur. The veteran US singer is in…

Ex-Beatle McCartney gets Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES — A small reminder of Beatlemania came to Hollywood when Paul McCartney was honored with a star on Tinseltown’s storied Walk of Fame, watched by hundreds of screaming and jostling fans. Police blocked off Vine Street near the intersection with Hollywood Boulevard, as the crowds swelled across the…

Piers Morgan claims no knowledge of hacking during time at Daily Mirror

CNN chat show host Piers Morgan told the British press ethics inquiry Tuesday that he had no reason to believe phone hackingwent on at the Daily Mirror during his editorship of the tabloid. Morgan did not want to elaborate on the circumstances in which he heard a voice message left by Beatles star Paul McCartney on his…

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