London – Yesterday, Paul McCartney sent a letter to Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and Mr H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President-Designate for COP 18, who are leading the Conference of the Parties climate change conference in Doha, asking them to acknowledge the impact of the livestock sector on global warming. Since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came into force in 1994, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC has been meeting annually to review progress in dealing with climate change.
"Although more and more evidence is coming to light showing how the growth of the global meat industry is having alarming environmental consequences, the impact of the livestock sector on global warming does not as yet seem to have been acknowledged by the Conference of the Parties (COP)", writes McCartney. "I therefore call upon you to bring this issue to the attention of the conference and encourage the adoption of policy and individual actions, such as a weekly meat-free day.”
Paul also asked Ms Figueres and Mr Al-Attiyah to acknowledge the connection between meat production and climate change by introducing additional food criteria in the sustainability guidelines issued for the conference.
THE first play of a charity single to raise funds for the ongoing Hillsborough justice battle, featuring a host of musical stars including Beatles legend Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams, was played before families, survivors and supporters for the first time at Liverpool's St George's Hall - you can pre-order the record by texting JUSTICE to 80010. DAN KAY
Hillsborough charity single featuring Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams is tipped for Christmas No 1 Sir Paul McCartney joins a host of stars on the Justice Collective's Christmas cover of He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, in aid of the Hillsborough families.
"Tonight Paul McCartney, representing the Beatles, tries to checkmate the Rolling Stones in a very clever chess move in a debate that has lasted 50 years. While the Stones appear in their final show of their “50 and Counting” four episode tour with a massive Pay Per View guest-star laden concert, McCartney is the musical act on “Saturday Night Live
McCartney was announced just on November 27th. He has nothing to promote and no particular reason to appear on “SNL” right now–except to try and draw fans away from the Stones show ::). His last album, “Kisses on the Bottom,” came out last winter. And his own mini-tour through Canada is over. It’s not like he’s doing it because he happens to be in New York. He lives here and is in New York regularly. But old feuds die hard, even when you were told they never existed. In interviews after their heyday ended, both McCartney and Jagger said they timed their record releases so they never came out at the same time. But the Beatles vs. Stones debates are like the Yankees vs. the Red Sox, or Taylor Swift vs. Justin Bieber. It’s a timeless debate. And McCartney is extremely shrewd. He does very little by accident or coincidence. What would be extra hilarious: if he performed “I Wanna Be Your Man.” which he wrote with John Lennon and the Stones covered it in 1964 when they were starting out. The Stones have performed the song in the last three shows. So who will you watch? McCartney/Beatles or the Stones? And think of the late night after parties–McCartney with the “SNL” cast, and the Stones and their celebrity guests. Apocalypse now."
McCartney was announced just on November 27th. He has nothing to promote and no particular reason to appear on “SNL” right now?
Are you kidding? Paul's the hardest working man in SHOW BUSINESS.
He said he couldn’t share details about the performance other than to say it features the ex-Beatle “and some very special guests.”
Carter said McCartney’s representatives told him that he wanted to premiere the cut on the program billed as "America's longest-running Beatles show" devoted to the music of the Fab Four and its members' solo careers. The show airs Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon.
"Sirvana" strikes again: Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana once again united to perform their new collaboration, "Cut Me Some Slack," on "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday (Dec. 15). Three days (nearly to the hour) after unveiling the collaboration between the former Beatle and the 90s alt-rock gods at "12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief"