Music News: Paul McCartney films epic Carpool Karaoke in Liverpool


James Corden and Paul McCartney sing 'Carpool Karaoke.'
James Corden and Paul McCartney sing 'Carpool Karaoke.' (The Late Late Show with James Corden)

It's hard to imagine there was anyone higher than Paul McCartney on James Corden’s dream list of Carpool Karaoke copilots, and the former Beatle did not disappoint in his 24-minute appearance. Corden and McCartney drove around Liverpool — stopping to visit a Penny Lane barbershop, the house where McCartney lived as a teenager, and a pub where McCartney and his band played a surprise set for delighted patrons. (Rolling Stone)

Remembering Vinnie Paul

Vinnie Paul, one of the most influential drummers in heavy metal history, has died of an undisclosed cause at age 54. As a co-founder of Pantera, Paul helped drive the "sharper, deeper grooves and harder-edged sounds that pushed heavy metal into an even heavier direction" in the 1990s, notes the New York Times.

After Pantera disbanded, Paul played in groups including the supergroup Hellyeah and the early 2000s band Damageplan, which was struck by tragedy in 2004 when band member Darrell Abbott, Paul's brother, was fatally shot onstage.

BET Awards

The 2018 BET Awards were held on Sunday night, with performances by artists including Janelle Monáe and Nicki Minaj. Top music awards went to Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, SZA (who won best new artist), and Drake, whose "God's Plan" took the best video honor. (Billboard)

Entire "Weird Al" tour now streaming

"#YourMoveBeyonce" tweeted "Weird Al" Yankovic, announcing that all 77 shows of his recent tour are now available to stream via the premium tier of Stitcher. The tour, which included two April shows at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, spotlighted original material (rather than parodies) — and a different cover song every night. (Pitchfork)

Justin Vernon joins Dead and Company in Wisconsin

When the Grateful Dead spinoff project Dead and Company (featuring John Mayer) played a show on Saturday night in East Troy, Wisconsin, Badger State native Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) hopped onstage to jam on "Black Muddy River," "Friend of the Devil," and "Bird Song." (Rolling Stone)

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