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Macca urges meat free day

Sir Paul McCartney is urging people to have a meat free day to help reduce their carbon footprint. It comes ahead of UN Climate Summit which is taking place in New York next week. Together with politicians and others he's launched an online campaign for a 'meat free Monday'

Sir Paul McCartney wants us all to have a 'meat free day' Credit: PA

Star line up: Sir Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp

Sir Paul McCartney Credit: PA

Sir Paul McCartney joins up with Hollywood star Johnny Depp for his new video but fans of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor could be forgiven for not spotting him on film.

The star has a blink-and-you'll miss him appearance as a blues musician in the video for Sir Paul's new single Early Days.

Johnny Depp Credit: PA

Video director Vincent Haycock says it's inspired by the Beatles' love for early American rock 'n' roll and blues. It ends with a group of musicians jamming including Depp.

He said: 'Paul's scene was incredibly fun to create. It was just him, some blues players and Johnny Depp jamming all day.'

Sir Paul resumed touring this weekend after he had been forced to take nearly two months off due to a virus that left him in hospital.

The musician - who recently turned 72 - pulled out of shows in Japan and the US due to a mystery bug after doctors ordered him to rest.

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Recovered McCartney gets back on the road

Sir Paul McCartney was back on stage last night after recovering from a virus which left him hospitalised in Tokyo.

The former Beatle performed in Albany, New York, after a two-month recuperation.

He later tweeted that it was an "incredible night".

Sir Paul McCartney cancels tour of Japan

Sir Paul McCartney on stage Credit: PA Images

Sir Paul McCartney has apologised for "letting my fans down" after cancelling his tour of Japan because of illness.

The former Beatle cancelled one show after falling ill with a virus last week but has now cancelled the whole tour.

A statement on his website said "Doctors have ordered Paul complete rest and he has been doing all he can to get better. Paul has only ever had to reschedule a handful of shows in his entire career and is so upset about this situation, he hates to let people down."

It said McCartney had wanted to perform "against doctors orders" but was convinced not to.

He said: "Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I'm so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I'd be feeling better today. I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down."

McCartney gets 'ultimate songwriter' award at NME awards

Sir Paul McCartney will get the award at the end of the month Credit: PA

Sir Paul McCartney is being celebrated by fellow songwriters with a special one-off prize at the NME Awards recognising his contribution to music over the past half century.

The music weekly has chosen to honour him after approaching a number of musicians who were united in naming him as being unmatchable in his craft.

He is to attend the event, to be staged on February 26 at London's O2 Academy in Brixton, to collect his Songwriter's Songwriter award.

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Macca tops rich list

Paul McCartney Credit: PA

Liverpool music legend Sir Paul McCartney has conquered the charts again - coming top of the Sunday Times Rich List of musical millionaires.

The former Beatle shares a £680 million fortune with his wife Nancy Shevell, according to the researchers who put the list together.

He has topped the list of wealthy musicians every time it has been put together since 1989 when his fortune was estimated at £80 million.

At least some of his fortune comes from his wife - the heiress to a US transport firm - who is said to be worth £150 million alone.

Sir Paul is not the only entry to get a boost in their fortune from their partner - a combined fortune of £200 million puts Victoria and David Beckham in the top 10, while Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow also feature.

Andrew Lloyd Webber was second in the chart with a fortune of £620 million, followed by Irish rockers U2 with £520 million.

The full list will be published on Sunday April 21.

Macca joins Hillsborough tribute single line-up

Sir Paul McCartney Credit: PA wire

Sir Paul McCartney Joins ‘The Justice Collective’ Line-up For Hillsborough Tribute Single

‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ released 17 December.

The track also features Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C and more.

‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ is produced by the Award-winning Guy Chambers, with all proceeds from single sales going towards the Hillsborough Families legal costs in their fight for justice.