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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appear at the launch of the former singers daughter Mary McCartneys book From Where I Stand in London on Oct. 21, 2010. Paul and Starr were confirmed as Grammy Awards 2014 performers on Jan. 14, 2014. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Richard Young / Startraksphoto.com

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the only surviving members of iconic '60s rock band The Beatles, will take the stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy announced the news in a statement to OTRC.com on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The group said additional performers include Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Keith Urban, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves, while Sara Bareilles will sing with Carole King, who was named the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2014. The Grammys ceremony takes place on Jan. 26.

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Paul McCartney performs during a concert at the Barclays Center, Saturday, June 8, 2013, in New York. - Provided courtesy of Jason DeCrow/Invision/AP

There aren't many things that Paul McCartney hasn't done in his lengthy career -- but this weekend, he checked something else off of his "first time" list.

The 70-year-old former Beatle performed at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, June 8 -- for the first time. The famed musician rocked the house for around 16,000 fans at the venue.

Paul McCartney holds a guitar pick over the grave of Elvis Presley at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee on May 26, 2013. The former Beatle, who was in the area for a concert, said the gift was so Elvis could play in heaven. - Provided courtesy of twitter.com/PaulMcCartney/status/338788693458440193/photo/1

On Memorial Day Weekend, Paul McCartney visited the grave of a very famous U.S. veteran -- fellow rock legend Elvis Presley, and left behind a gift.

The 71-year-old former Beatle dropped a guitar pick over the tombstone, located in the King of Rock N' Roll's Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday, May 26. McCartney posted on Twitter a photo of himself holding the gift over Elvis' final resting place, located in between the graves of his parents, saying he was "paying respects." (see above)

Paul McCartney appears in a photo from a performance in June 2010. - Provided courtesy of www.flickr.com/darioferrini

Paul McCartney is topping yet another chart -- only this time, it's not because of a hit song.

The former Beatle tops the UK newspaper's Sunday Times' Rich List of 2013. The musician leads the list of the 50 wealthiest music millionaires, and billionaires, in Britain and Ireland.


Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, the widow and son of late Beatles singer John Lennon, and actress Susan Sarandon recently toured Pennsylvania natural gas drilling sites to speak out against fracking.

The three longtime peace and environmental activists visited natural gas wells, compressor stations and residents affected by the practice in Pennsylvania on Thursday, January 17, according to the Associated Press. Ono and Sean are the founders of the "Artists Against Fracking" initiative," which includes at least 180 celebrity supporters.


Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon toured natural gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania on Jan. 17, 2013 to speak out against fracking.

Check out photos of them during their visit.


Sir Paul McCartney wants to debunk one of the biggest conspiracy theories in pop culture - no, he says, Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles.

The iconic British rock n' roll band called it quits in 1970, a year after Ono, a Japanese artist, producer and filmmaker, wed singer John Lennon during what is considered the most turbulent time for the group. She has often been cited as the cause for the Beatles' split and has long denied blame.

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The Beatles band members are seen walking on the Abbey Road crosswalk in London in 1969 in a photo taken by Iain Macmillan. - Provided courtesy of Bloomsbury Auctions / Capitol Records

A photo showing the Beatles walking the "wrong way" up Abbey Road's black-and-white-striped crosswalk in London is going up for auction.

The photo, which shows the band walking right to left - the opposite direction from their 1969 "Abbey Road" album cover, is expected to earn up to 9,000 ($14,300 USD) in the auction, which will take place on May 22 through Bloomsbury Auctions.

The Beatles are pictured in the notes for the album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Capitol Records

While "The Beatles" have an everlasting legacy, James McCartney says it's possible that the Beatles' sons could collaborate.

James McCartney, 34, is the only son of the famous Beatles frontman Paul McCartney. When asked about the possibility of a band formed entirely by the Beatles' sons, McCartney said it wasn't at all out of the question.

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell appear at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 2, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Paul McCartneys Twitter page / twitpic.com/4u1wds

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell recently made a short and sweet stop to pay their respects to Whitney Houston.

The Beatles legend and his new wife were spotted walking to the late singers' makeshift memorial near the Beverly Hilton hotel, where Houston died on Sunday. The couple, dressed casually in sweatpants and holding hands, surprised onlookers by laying a small bunch of yellow roses at the site.

Paul McCartney thanked his fellow members of the Beatles at his Hollywood Walk of Fame acceptance speech on Feb. 9, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Paul McCartney finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 9 and the singer took the chance to thank his Beatles band mates.

"Way back in history, in Liverpool when we were kids and listening to Buddy Holly and all the rock and roll greats, I would've never thought that the day would come where I'd be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," McCartney said during his speech outside the Capitol Records building. "That was an impossible thing to happen but here we are today.


Paul McCartney is finally getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The former Beatles band member's star will be unveiled in a ceremony on February 9. McCartney's star will be located alongside his fellow Beatles, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon in front of the Capitol Records building located at 1750 N. Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

McCartney, 69, is the last member of the Beatles to get his own star. The Beatles were honored with a star on Dec. 25, 1998. A special committee selects which celebrities are eligible for a star, which costs recipients about $30,000.


Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his longtime girlfriend, American heiress Nancy Shevell, officially tied the knot on Sunday, October 9, at a central London town hall, according to The Associated Press. The couple was last seen heading to a gala reception at McCartney's home.

Shevell, 51, wore an elegant, above-the-knee ivory dress designed by McCartney's daughter Stella, while Paul McCartney, 69, wore a navy blue suit.

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell appear at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 2, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Paul McCartneys Twitter page / twitpic.com/4u1wds

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell got engaged in May and if erecting a tent at the former Beatles member's home is any indication, the couple might tie the knot on Sunday.

The pair announced in September that they planned to marry at the same venue where the 69-year-old singer wed his first wife, Linda, more than 40 years ago.

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell appear at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 2, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Paul McCartneys Twitter page / twitpic.com/4u1wds

Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell will marry at the same venue where the 69-year-old former Beatles' member wed his first wife, Linda, some 40 years ago, reports say.

McCartney and Shevell, a 51-year-old New York businesswoman have been together since 2007 and announced their engagement in May. the two recently appeared in person at Westminster Register Office in London and gave notice of their intention to wed at the venue, which hosts Old Marylebone Town Hall, UK news outlets reported. She is set to become his third bride.


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