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OPENING OF STELLA MCCARTNEY’S BOND STREET STORE

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“Stop me! I must be crazy” said an ebullient Stella McCartney, who was surrounded by some famous friends and family at the opening of her 7,500-square-foot store, which opened to the public on Wednesday.
She was referring, of course, to her decision to take charge of the store interiors — with help from her team. Together, they re-created what had previously been the Joseph store at 23 Old Bond Street, moving in hunks of limestone, a multitude of moss and thyme, recycled paper for the walls and some of the freshest air in London, thanks to Airlabs technology.
There’s also an elevator, called a “Stellavator,” paved with pink faux fur, meditative words from McCartney’s teacher Bob Roth in one of the women’s dressing rooms, and three hours of original music by Paul McCartney made specially for the store.

The store is unlike anything out there right now, and there is no doubt it all came straight from McCartney’s heart.
“Some of the ideas are just wild — and I love the texture of the walls,” said Bob Geldof from behind an impressive shock of white hair. He was referring to the handmade papier-mâché-covered walls that were recycled from McCartney’s office paper waste and to the rippled concrete ones downstairs.
Geldof joined guests including Kate Moss, who helped the designer cut the giant red ribbon that was wrapped around the store’s first floor balcony on Tuesday night, Kylie Minogue, Idris Elba, Jennifer Saunders, Charli XCX, Ellen von Unwerth, Betty Jackson, Malgosia Bela, Tiger Lily Taylor and Daphne Guinness.
Minogue said she was definitely impressed with the interiors: “I can barely decorate my front room, and look here what Stella has done,” said the singer. “She’s amazing and so ahead of the trends.”
Minogue wasn’t kidding: The post-party goody bag was a little hump of green moss that came in a square wooden box. McCartney worked with Wayward, a landscape and architecture practice that works to re-home plants and other materials. The party moss was recovered from Chelsea Flower Show, which wrapped last month.
Although McCartney’s main role was hostess she was also one proud mom, saying how happy she was that her 10-year-old son Beckett Willis, still dressed in his school uniform, was the “first in the ball pit — and first on the climbing wall,” which are both located downstairs on the kid’s wear floor.

The new concept London store replaces McCartney’s Bruton Street flagship and follows openings last year on Madison Avenue, Rue Saint-Honoré and South Coast Plaza.

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THE “CARPOOL KARAOKE” SEGMENT WITH PAUL WILL AIR JUNE 18-21

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Legendary musician Paul McCartney will join James Corden in an all-new “Carpool Karaoke” during the London broadcasts of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, to be broadcast from Central Hall Westminster, Monday, June 18–Thursday, June 21 (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

During the “Carpool Karaoke,” Paul gives James a tour of his hometown of Liverpool as they sing his hits, have an exclusive sing-along to brand new material, and surprise unsuspecting locals.

Thursday, June 21
Broadcast from London featuring guests Foo Fighters and “Carpool Karaoke” with Paul McCartney


RINGO AND HIS ALL STARR BAND, ROCK I LUNDEN DENMARK

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Ringo & His All Starr Band at Lunden Denmark.

 

“DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE” FEATURES A SAMPLE OF “MIND TRAIN” TRACK TAKEN FROM JOHN LENNON-PRODUCED ALBUM “FLY”

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Death Cab For Cutie are back with a new single. “Gold Rush”, from the band’s new album ‘Thank You For Today’, samples a track from Ono’s 1971 album ‘Fly.’

“Gold Rush” is the first single from Thank You For Today, Death Cab For Cutie’s forthcoming ninth record, and second without founding member Chris Walla.

The album will be out August 17th on Warner Music. “Gold Rush” also features a sample of Yoko Ono’s “Mind Train,” a 17-minute track taken from her 1971 John Lennon-produced album Fly. Listen to “Mind Train” below:


COW AVOIDS DEATH SENTENCE WITH HELP FROM PAUL

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A cow from the Bulgarian village of Kopilovtsi has won fame and Europe-wide support after she wandered off to neighbouring Serbia last month for two weeks and authorities threatened to put her down because of that.