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Studio Sessions

Paul McCartney.

October 19, 2013 The rock icon visits host David Dye at the WXPN studio to discuss his recent album, New.

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The Beatles, left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, producer George Martin, John Lennon.

January 30, 2012 Celebrating The Beatles: interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Martin and Pete Best.

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Interviews & Profiles

Paul McCartney's latest album, New, is out now.

October 15, 2013 The former Beatle tells NPR's Robert Siegel that a little insecurity can be an artist's best friend.

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Paul McCartney.

March 29, 2012 McCartney's new album is a collection of standards he heard while growing up in Liverpool.

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Paul McCartney and President Barack Obama

June 4, 2010 Fresh Air pays tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter with excerpts from a 2001 interview.

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December 22, 2008 The legendary artist reveals how his work with The Fireman allows him the freedom to experiment.

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December 31, 2007 Hear an interview with the legendary former Beatle, from WXPN in Philadelphia.

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November 18, 2006 Sir Paul McCartney discusses his new choral piece, Ecce Cor Meum, or Behold My Heart.

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October 20, 2005 Paul McCartney's latest, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, is an effort at collaboration.

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November 8, 2004 A new photo book chronicles Paul McCartney's recent world tour through memories and photographs.

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April 30, 2001 Hear an in-depth interview with one of the most famous lyricists in pop history.

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Discover Songs

Paul McCartney

October 28, 2010 Bob Boilen listens to a remastered version of Paul McCartney's third album under the Wings name.

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November 26, 2008 Neil Young and Paul McCartney mark the 40th anniversary of some classic recordings.

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November 18, 2008 Hear the new album by The Fireman, featuring Paul McCartney and producer Youth, in its entirety.

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October 20, 2008 New music from Paul McCartney, Oasis, Lambchop, Vic Chesnutt and Elf Power, and more.

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June 5, 2007 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with NPR reviewers Robert Christgau, Meredith Ochs an...

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May 25, 2007 Motown reborn in the music of Ryan Shaw; Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter; The ever present p...

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December 21, 2006 A new CD of Beatles music is out and it isn't simply a reissue of the same songs. It's a mashup ...

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February 2, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR music reviewers Tom Moon, Will Hermes and Me...

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October 5, 2005 New music from Paul McCartney; A revival for folk artist Vashti Bunyan; New Brit pop from Superg...

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January 1, 2000 Gustavo Santaolalla, Giovanni De Chiaro, Medeski Martin and Wood, Knut Hamre and Steve Tibbetts,...

News

John Lennon and Paul McCartney

June 2, 2010 Can the Library of Congress' songwriting prize go to just one half of rock music's most famous team?

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November 12, 2008 A 97-year-old document contains clues about a woman who may have inspired the iconic song.

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June 5, 2007 Former Beatle Paul McCartney releases a new album on the Hear Music label owned Starbucks.

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December 18, 1999 Former Beatle Paul McCartney revisits the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

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Reviews

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November 26, 2008 Neil Young and Paul McCartney mark the 40th anniversary of some classic recordings.

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November 18, 2008 Hear the new album by The Fireman, featuring Paul McCartney and producer Youth, in its entirety.

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October 20, 2008 New music from Paul McCartney, Oasis, Lambchop, Vic Chesnutt and Elf Power, and more.

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June 18, 2007 Fresh Air's rock critic takes a listen to the 21st solo album from the former Beatle.

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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed.

December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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Clockwise from upper left: Paul McCartney, King Khan & The Shrines, Moby, Tim Hecker.

September 3, 2013 Hear some of fall's biggest releases, plus songs from Diarrhea Planet, The So So Glos and more.

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Lou Reed

December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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The cover of Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 album Ram.

May 29, 2012 A sweet, family album made in the aftermath of the bitter breakup of the Beatles gets a reissue.

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, both veteran musicians, are the stars of the IFC comedy series Portlandia.

March 20, 2012 The stars of the IFC series share the music they grew up with, as well as some recent favorites.

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Paul McCartney.

January 29, 2012 A collection of pop standards, Kisses on the Bottom takes a breezily good-natured look back.

Clockwise from left: Paul McCartney circa 1970, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Gillian Welch.

June 28, 2011 Gillian Welch breaks an eight-year silence, while Wilco unveils its first independent release.

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Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute to the rock 'n' roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more. The album comes out June 28.

June 19, 2011 Hear Holly covers by Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more.

Moby

May 10, 2011 The artist chats about his latest album and shares some of his favorite songs by other artists.

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November 14, 2006 The only U.S. performance of McCartney's work, written in the style of sacred English choral music.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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