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

Watch Old Music Tuesday: Paul McCartney's 'Ram'

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

Paul McCartney.

Listen Paul McCartney Blows 'Kisses' To His Father's Era

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


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

Read Guest DJs Carrie Brownstein And Fred Armisen Of Portlandia

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


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

Read World Cafe Looks Back: The Beatles WXPN

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


Paul McCartney.

Read First Listen: Paul McCartney, 'Kisses On The Bottom'

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.

Read Paul McCartney, Fountains Of Wayne, Wilco, More

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


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.

Read First Listen: 'Rave On Buddy Holly'

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


Read Guest DJ Moby

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


Paul McCartney

Watch Video: The Making Of 'Band On The Run'

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

Paul McCartney and President Barack Obama

Listen Paul McCartney: From Pop Music To Prose

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


John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Read Gershwin Songwriting Prize: Paul Without John?

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

Listen Paul McCartney Finds Freedom In His Alter Ego

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


Listen From McCartney, Young: Something Old, New

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


Read First Listen: 'Electric Arguments' From Paul McCartney And Youth As The Fireman

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

Listen Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby' Mystery May Be Solved

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


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