Hey folks, For a long time, I've thought it would be nice if we had one ongoing thread to capture the various MINOR news items about Paul McCartney. Obviously a new album, archive reissue, or major tour are things that merit their own threads, as discussion would be rampant! However, when Paul hits the news with something that's less significant - like new interviews, or receiving awards, or rumors of new recordings - wouldn't it be nice to have one place to go to post that stuff? If he's done, say, ten major interviews over the course of a year, and discussed things like his plans for a new album in each, wouldn't it be preferable to have all those comments in a single thread for ease of doing research on the comments? Well, that's what this thread is designed for, but it will only work if some of the most active Beatle fans here choose to make it work. I'm talking about you, @Arnold Grove, @5th-beatle, @theMess, @Sean Murdock. @Glenn Christense, @daveidmarx, @etcetera, and so forth. PLEASE consider when you see a new article/interview thread about moving it to this thread and closing the other one (hopefully some Gorts would help out on this approach). With that said, I'm going to try to get caught up with some of the major pieces from the last year or so, and any help would be appreciated. Today, there's a new follow-up to the Rolling Stone piece that ran a week or so ago, primarily focusing on Paul's soundchecks: Paul McCartney Talks VIP Soundcheck Shows: 'It's a Tribal Ritual' » NOTE: to those who may be tempted to complain about "another McCartney thread", my intent is to create FEWER threads, with more information. So there! I'm now going to try to backtrack and include some of the other interviews and lesser news items from the past several months in successive posts.