This from ContactMusic:
Politician Demands McCartney Apologise For Bush Gag
An Amercian politician is demanding that Sir Paul McCartney publicly apologise for a joke he made at former President George W Bush’s expense during an appearance at the White House on Wednesday (02Jun10).
Republican John Boehner was not amused when the former Beatle poked fun at the ex-leader’s intellect as he became the first non-American to collect the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from Bush’s successor, President Barack Obama.
MCCartney said: “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows where the library is.”
This from Ecorazzi:
Hard Rock Café London To Feature Meat Free Mondays Inspired By Paul McCartney
In honor of Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday campaign, the Hard Rock Café London will feature a meatless meal every Monday throughout the year at the original location on Old Park Lane. The three-course vegetarian meal will include the Linda McCartney Vegetarian Burger, Wild Mushroom Soup, Grilled Eggplant Lasagna, and a variety of healthy drinks.
The new menu option corresponds with McCartney’s UK tour and headline event at the Hard Rock Calling festival on June 27 in London’s Hyde Park.
Via the Beeb:
Sir Paul McCartney backs ‘green’ Isle of Wight Festival
Sir Paul McCartney has lent his support to reducing the carbon footprint of this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, where he is the headline act.
The ninth festival to take place on the island since its return from its 1970 heyday gets under way on Thursday.
The annual event was restarted at Seaclose Park in Newport in 2002 and is one of the UK’s largest festivals.
Organisers want to make the event as “green” as possible after winning the Greener Festival Award last year.
‘Let It Be’
Generators will partly run on bio-diesel, solar power will be used, while rangers have set up a wildlife and bee haven near the site using funds from festival-goers.
The “Let It Be” campaign is named after one of Sir Paul’s Beatles songs and aims to help dwindling bee populations.
One of the country’s rarest trees, the black poplar, will be reintroduced to the island at the haven and wild flowers are also being planted.
Sir Paul said: “I’m glad that winning the Greener Festival Award last year has helped to encourage them to take further action in 2010.
“It is fantastic for artists like myself to see festival organisers investing in ways to reduce their C02 emissions and taking responsibility for the environment.
“Not only will this approach encourage others in the music industry to look at best-practice but it will also highlight to audiences that times are changing and we all have to do our bit at events such as these as well as at home.”