Paul McCartney, Metallica, & More to Play Austin City Limits 2018, also Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae, Travis Scott, ODESZA, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and more this October.
Austin City Limits Music Festival started the month on a high note by announcing its 2018 lineup. This year’s ACL headliners and top artists will include the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, Khalid, St. Vincent, Janelle Monae, Tinashe, Mon Laferte and more. All together, this year’s ACL will boast more than 125 performances across eight stages during the fest’s two weekends.
The event goes down on two weekends—Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14—in the Austin’s Zilker Park. (See the full lineup)
Notably, this year will also see many artists only playing one of two weekends. The likes of Camila Cabello, Deftones and Sofi Tukker play just Weekend One, while Weekend Two festivalgoers will get to see Shawn Mendes, Lily Allen and Marian Hill.
Those who can’t make it out to Texas can watch the official broadcast on Red Bull TV, for free, at RedBull.TV and ACLFestival.com. A full schedule of streamed performance will be out this summer.
From time-to-time the music world has a bit of a reset and it’s out with the old, in with the new. Such a year was 1977 with punk in full tilt and The Sex Pistols releasing their debut album. Bob Marley put out ‘Exodus’ the same year, as did Fleetwood Mac with ‘Rumours’. But electronic music was also turning heads: Bowie was in the middle of his “Berlin Trilogy” and Kraftwerk were just months away from releasing ‘The Man Machine’.
Wings ended 1977 on a high with their ‘Mull of Kintyre’ single going on to sell more than 2 million copies in the UK alone, a feat few songs have done since. But the upheaval in the music world was mirrored in the band with both Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English moving on, returning Wings to a three-piece for the first time since ‘Band on the Run’.
But as with ‘Band on the Run’ – which was recorded in Lagos, Nigeria – the band chose another interesting location to record the follow up to ‘At The Speed Of Sound’ and their ‘Wings Over The World’ tour: a yacht!
Anchoring their activities on the ‘Fair Carol’ yacht in the Virgin Islands which had been kitted out with a 24-track mixing desk, the band finished work on the ‘London Town’ album in early 1978 releasing it at the end of March, preceded by a few weeks earlier by the single ‘With A Little Luck’. Paul recently told us that part of him wished he had included ‘Mull of Kintyre’ on ‘London Town’ and it would have fitted perfectly. The album flawlessly combined a melting pot of styles, from upbeat rock to synth pop. It also features the track ‘Girlfriend’, which Michael Jackson covered on his 1979 album ‘Off The Wall’.
‘With A Little Luck’ combines expectant synths (an A major chord with a B in the bass!) intertwined with vocal harmonies, alongside an optimistic lyric that codas with a soulful lead vocal from Paul. The single reached number 1 in the US and is one of twelve tracks that appeared on the 1978 collection ‘Wings Greatest’, which will be reissued on vinyl this May18th.
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Ed Sheeran is rumoured to been cast in a new comedy musical directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, The Beach) and written by Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Love Actually, Blackadder).
In addition to an on-screen appearance, Sheeran has also possibly been asked to write new music for the film, which tells the story of a busker who wakes up one day as the only person on the planet who remembers The Beatles. The working title is understood to be “All You Need is Love”.
Ed Sheeran is known to be a big fan of The Beatles, owning a guitar given to him by Sir Paul McCartney, following Sheeran’s cover of the Beatles’ ‘In My Life’ at the 2014 Grammys ceremony.
The singer has now entered into talks to appear in Danny Boyle’s next movie – the Richard Curtis penned music-themed comedy tentatively titled All You Need Is Love.
According to The Daily Mail, Sheeran would star alongside Cinderella’s Lily James, Eastenders actor Himesh Patel, and Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.
This story appears in the March 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine. Paul McCartney is leading the Meat Free Monday campaign, asking people to skip meat once a week to “help slow climate change, and more..
Through the interview, Paul discusses his personal choices in becoming a vegetarian and why he’s now advocating for “meat moderators”: people who reduce their consumption of meat intake as part of their weekly food routine.
“I support a lot of causes, but this particular one is personal for me because it is how I live,” said McCartney. “Through this campaign, I can say to people, ‘Just try it,’ and show people that it can actually be quite fun when you look at what you do, what you eat, how you live and think, ‘Is this what I’m gonna do for the rest of my life or would it be kind of interesting to try making a change?’”
Goldberg said, “At National Geographic, we’ve been illuminating the world for the last 129 years — first in words and pictures, and now across our digital platforms, with information that’s on the side of science, on the side of facts and on the side of the planet.
Within our yellow border, we’re creating a portal for the planet’s curious people, giving those with an insatiable quest for knowledge the information that allows them to make informed decisions and affect positive change. We are thrilled that Paul chose National Geographic to bring his message about environmental sustainability to a global audience.”
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