New York and LA Macca Fans Can Hear New Early

Beatle Brunch has learned that Paul McCartney is offering fans on both coasts a unique and memorable opportunity to preview his upcoming album, New, in its entirety more than a week prior to it’s release — in your car. This Sunday, October 6th, New — McCartney’s first new mainstream album in five years — will get a special early unveiling in its entirety at two free events being hosted in
Los Angeles and New York City on SImageun
day evening, October 6th, 2013 — and fans will get the first listen.

McCartney told us why he’s doing this:  “I love listening to music in the car. . . It’s like listening with a huge pair of headphones! You’re in there and the sound is wrapped around you. . . it’s great.”

Here’s where to hear NEW: – Sunday, October 6th – City of Industry, California:

Location: Vineland Drive-In 443 N. Vineland Ave, City of Industry, CA.

Time: 7:30 p.m. (parking lot opens at 6 p.m.).

Notes: The first 400 cars to arrive to the Vineland Drive-In will be admitted to hear the album for the first time, via the theater’s FM transmitter. A free commemorative event posters will be given to each attendee.

New York Event: – Sunday, October 6th – New York, City, New York:

Location: Open Road VW/Audi Dealership 802 11th Ave (at 55th).

Times: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – first listening session (doors open at 6:00 p.m.); 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – second listening session.

Notes: The first 100 people to arrive (for each session) will be admitted to listen to Paul’s New album for the first time in brand new vehicles parked on the rooftop.


Paul has banned the use of meat, social media, and prescription drugs from the set of his new video. The Sun reported that in typical tongue-in-cheek fashion, McCartney handed down the proviso to the crew working on the video for his second single from New, called “Queenie Eye.” An insider explained that although meant lightheartedly, producers took the warning seriously: “It was meant as a joke but, still, you would be out on your ear if you ignored the memo (which said) ‘Anyone found on Twitter, Facebook or nibbling a ham sandwich would be rejected immediately. Drug consumption might be harder to prove, but still…'”

Vintage Vinyl News reported that the video is being shot at London’s Legendary Abbey Road Studios and features McCartney pal Johnny Depp and Sean Penn. Brad Pitt, who was slated to appear, apparently had to back out due to scheduling conflicts.

Paul McCartney says that although he’s been asked to describe his songwriting process, he admits that he’s afraid to delve too deeply into it: “Y’know, I think it spoils it for me to analyze it. It’s magic to me, this whole process is completely magic. And I really always feel like someone’s gonna catch me and stop me doing it for a living. (Adopts stern voice) ‘McCartney! You’re writing again!’ (Adopts young voice) ‘Sorry sir!’ There’s always that feeling that this is just too good to be true, so I don’t wanna tempt fate.”


And now NEW news from Beatle Brunch:  While this Sunday we’ll be honoring John Lennon a few days before his birthday, tune in to hear Dhani Harrison’s take on one of HIS dad’s Beatle tunes, “For You Blue”. Listen in during the “Special Feature” section of this weekend’s Brunch!  This one really sounds like Dad, and features George’s old buddy, Jim Keltner on drums.


About beatlebrunch

Joe is a nationally syndicated radio personality and voiceover artist, host and creator of Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch and The Music Host of special events and concerts, including "The Flower Power Cruise" and "70's Rock & Romance Cruises" sailing annually. Joe J is the local host of NPR's Morning Edition on 91.3 WLRN - Miami, heard from Key West to Jupiter FL weekdays from 5-9 am. Joe's married to the Deer-loving Coop. They live in Plantation, FL, where they love cooking and enjoying Indian food, classic cars (especially convertibles and Jeeps), appreciate fitness, travel, and almost anything outdoors, including making wacky videos. You can find Joe J on Twitter @joejohnsononair & @beatlebrunch, on his member website, on Instagram as Beatle Brunch as well as @ Meanwhile, follow Joe's classic car Twitter as well @classicshowcars.
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