Tag Archives: Al Sussman

Revisiting McCartney’s ‘Press to Play’ 35 Years Later

Bill King takes another look at the 1986 album that Macca has all but disowned due to its lack of success. Paul McCartney was not really in a good place, creatively or careerwise, in late summer 1986, when his “Press … Continue reading

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More on Our Favorite Solo B-Sides

Quite a few unique tracks have shown up on the flip side of solo Beatles singles through the decades. In Beatlefan #248, we flipped over many solo singles and presented some of our contributors’ favorite B-sides. However, due to space … Continue reading

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Seeing McCartney Up Close at the Garden Remains a Thrilling Memory

Beatlefan Publisher Bill King looks back at Paul’s 1989 return to touring. … As I write this, I’ve spent the evening trading memories with my brother Tim and my buddy Al Sussman about where we were 30 years ago Wednesday … Continue reading

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A Big Day in the Big Apple and the Beatleworld

Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman looks at how John Lennon and Paul McCartney made headlines recently on the same day In New York City … Friday, Sept. 7, was quite a day for Beatles fans, especially in New York, with … Continue reading

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Macca’s 25 Best of the Past 25 Years

Bill King recently gave a fresh listen to all of Paul McCartney’s mainstream albums released since 1993, in order to compile a list of the 25 best of Macca’s latterday tracks. He had an assist in this project from some … Continue reading

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Reassessing Paul McCartney’s ‘Off the Ground’ 25 Years Later

Bill King takes a fresh look at a 1993 album that once was a mainstay on his stereo, but which he hadn’t listened to in years until recently. Twenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1993, Paul McCartney’s “Off the … Continue reading

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Screw It! A Beatles Podcast Without the Pontificating

Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman looks at a refreshingly unassuming Beatles podcast that a group of young fans are doing. If you’re a regular or even occasional listener of the more popular and long-running Beatles podcasts available online, you may … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Sirius/XM’s Beatles Channel

Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman offers some random observations on the early days of Sirius/XM’s channel devoted to The Beatles. By now, you probably know the trivia. “All You Need Is Love” was the first song played on The Beatles … Continue reading

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Kanye-Rihanna-Gaga: What’s at the root of negative fan reaction?

Did you think some of the negative fan reaction to Paul McCartney working with Kanye West and Rihanna and even Lady Gaga was a bit over-the-top? Why do you think that was? Al Sussman addresses that question in this thought-provoking … Continue reading

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PLAY IT AGAIN: ‘Flowers in the Dirt’

We’re pleased to present the second installment in a new series of articles exclusive to the SOMETHING NEW blog, in which some of our writers re-evaluate solo Beatles albums from the past. This issue, Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman takes … Continue reading

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