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Taylor Swift Admits to Writing Music Under a Pseudonym!

Taylor Swift is opening up about her double life as “Nils Sjöberg.”

The 30-year-old folklore singer got candid in an interview with Sir Paul McCartney for Rolling Stone.

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During their chat, Sir Paul and Taylor talked about writing under different pen names.

“I think, when a pseudonym comes in is when you still have a love for making the work and you don’t want the work to become overshadowed by this thing that’s been built around you, based on what people know about you. And that’s when it’s really fun to create fake names and write under them,” Taylor said, as Sir Paul asked if she’s ever done that.

“Oh, yeah,” she said.

“Oh, well, we didn’t know that! Is that a widely known fact?” he asked.

“I think it is now, but it wasn’t. I wrote under the name Nils Sjöberg because those are two of the most popular names of Swedish males. I wrote this song called ‘This Is What You Came For’ that Rihanna ended up singing. And nobody knew for a while. I remembered always hearing that when Prince wrote ‘Manic Monday,’ they didn’t reveal it for a couple of months,” she explained.

“Yeah, it also proves you can do something without the fame tag. I did something for Peter and Gordon; my girlfriend’s brother and his mate were in a band called Peter and Gordon. And I used to write under the name Bernard Webb,” Sir Paul said.

Taylor also made a few comments about her current relationship. See what she said!

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Balancing Her Relationship With Joe Alwyn & Fame

Taylor Swift is getting candid about her public persona, and handling fame while in a relationship with boyfriend Joe Alwyn.

The 30-year-old folklore singer opened up in an interview with the legendary Paul McCartney in an interview for Rolling Stone.

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During their chat, Taylor discussed the meaning behind one of her folklore songs, “Peace,” which includes the lyric “give you my wild, give you my child.

“‘Peace’ is actually more rooted in my personal life. I know you have done a really excellent job of this in your personal life: carving out a human life within a public life, and how scary that can be when you do fall in love and you meet someone, especially if you’ve met someone who has a very grounded, normal way of living. I, oftentimes, in my anxieties, can control how I am as a person and how normal I act and rationalize things, but I cannot control if there are 20 photographers outside in the bushes and what they do and if they follow our car and if they interrupt our lives. I can’t control if there’s going to be a fake weird headline about us in the news tomorrow,” she said.

When Sir Paul asked if her partner sympathizes with the struggle, Taylor said “Oh, absolutely.”

“But I think that in knowing him and being in the relationship I am in now, I have definitely made decisions that have made my life feel more like a real life and less like just a storyline to be commented on in tabloids. Whether that’s deciding where to live, who to hang out with, when to not take a picture — the idea of privacy feels so strange to try to explain, but it’s really just trying to find bits of normalcy. That’s what that song ‘Peace’ is talking about. Like, would it be enough if I could never fully achieve the normalcy that we both crave? Stella [McCartney] always tells me that she had as normal a childhood as she could ever hope for under the circumstances.”

She recently teased a ton of Easter eggs in this new commercial…

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Paul McCartney Tells All About the Beatles' Breakup & The Biggest Misconception People Have

Paul McCartney is opening up about the biggest misconception about him and it has to do with the breakup of The Beatles.

The 78-year-old singer talked with British GQ for the cover story of the magazine’s September 2020 issue, which is available on newsstands this Friday.

“I suppose that when The Beatles broke up, perhaps there was a misconception that we all sort of hated each other. What I realize now is that, because it was a family, because it was a gang, families argue. And families have disputes. And some people want to do this and some people want to do that,” Paul said.

Paul then explained the reason why he decided to sue his band when he left the group in 1970.

“So I think what came about after that … the only way for me to save The Beatles and Apple – and to release Get Back by Peter Jackson and which allowed us to release Anthology and all these great remasters of all the great Beatles records – was to sue the band. If I hadn’t done that, it would have all belonged to Allen Klein,” Paul said. “The only way I was given to get us out of that was to do what I did. I said ‘Well, I’ll sue Allen Klein,” and I wasn’t told I couldn’t because he wasn’t party to it. ‘You’ve got to sue the Beatles.’”

Paul also talked about issues he had with the late John Lennon.

“I remember reading an article, an interview with Yoko, who, OK, she was a big John supporter, I get that, but in this article she goes, ‘Paul did nothing. All he ever did was book studio.’ And I’m going, ‘Err? No…’ And then John does this famous song, ‘How Do You Sleep?’, and he’s going, ‘All you ever did was ‘Yesterday’…’ And I’m going, ‘No, man,’” Paul continued.

He added, “But then you hear the stories from various angles and apparently people who were in the room when John was writing that, he was getting suggestions for the lyrics off Allen Klein. So, you see the atmosphere of ‘Let’s get Paul. Let’s nail him in a song…’ And those things were pretty hurtful.”

Last month, Paul actually wrote a super sweet note for bandmate Ringo Starr on his birthday.

You can read the full interview at GQ-Magazine.co.uk.

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Ryan Reynolds Jokingly Sends Bottle of Buckingham Palace Gin to Paul McCartney

Ryan Reynolds is poking some fun at the launch of Queen Elizabeth‘s new gin!

The 43-year-old Deadpool actor took to Instagram on Tuesday (July 14) to share a fake receipt for sending Paul McCartney a bottle of the Royal Family‘s new gin, officially titled Buckingham Palace Gin.

“Pre-ordered,” Ryan wrote along with the fake order confirmation.

Fans were quick to notice that order was fake, since Ryan put the 78-year-old musician’s address as 221b Baker Street, Downton Abbey Rd, 1D4 LYF, a fake address which can be described as a combination of British pop culture names.

Ryan also put his fake address as 1 Upmanship Dr., Notcoolington, WTF FML.

If you didn’t know, Ryan is the owner of Aviation Gin.

Proceeds for the Royal Family‘s gin will be donated to the Royal Trust Collection, an organization dedicated to the conservation of artwork owned by the family.

The Buckingham Palace Gin is being sold for £40, or roughly $50, and is made with a blend of “lemon, verbena, hawthorn berries and mulberry leaves” that were hand-picked on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

If you missed it, Ryan recently crashed this movie franchise‘s Zoom reunion!

Paul McCartney Sends Love to Ringo Starr on His 80th Birthday!

Ringo Starr is officially 80!

The musician celebrated his big birthday on Tuesday (July 7).

Ringo‘s former Beatles bandmate and longtime friend Paul McCartney took to Twitter to send his love to Ringo on his big day.

“Happy birthday SIR RICHARD alias RINGO. Have a great day my long time buddy!” Paul wrote along with a photo of Ringo.

John Lennon‘s widow Yoko Ono wished Ringo a happy birthday on Twitter, tweeting, “Happy, Happy Birthday Ringo! lots of peace and love, yoko ✌️❤️” along with a photo of the two of them.

Ringo also took to Twitter to thank fans for all of the love and support on his birthday, by sharing a photo of he and wife Barbara Bach wearing masks.

“I wanna thank everybody who joins in at noon today and like me said peace and love also I want to thank everybody Who sent me little movies of themselves and cards and gifts and everything peace and love. 😎✌️🌟❤️💖🎵🐘💕🥦🦏🍒☮️” Ringo tweeted.

Find out who recently performed a cover of The Beatles‘ “Help” during the latest Global Citizen fundraiser!

Paul McCartney Reveals The Beatles Refused to Play for Segregated Audience in 1964

Paul McCartney is reflecting on the importance of coming together to create change.

The 77-year-old music legend took to his Twitter to share a statement regarding the worldwide protests and public outcry for justice following the death of George Floyd.

“As we continue to see the protests and demonstrations across the world, I know many of us want to know just what we can be doing to help. None of us have all the answers and there is no quick fix but we need change,” Paul wrote. “We all need to work together to overcome racism in any form. We need to learn more, listen more, talk more, educate ourselves and, above all, take action.”

Paul went on to reveal that back in 1964, The Beatles refused to play a show in the United States for a segregated audience.

“In 1964 The Beatles were due to play Jacksonville in the US and we found out that it was going to be to a segregated audience,” Paul wrote. “It felt wrong. We said ‘We’re not doing that!’ and the concert we did do was to their first non-segregated audience. We then made sure this was in our contract. To us it seemed like common sense.”

Paul added, “I feel sick and angry that here we are almost 60 years later and the world is in shock at the horrific scenes of the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of police racism, along with the countless others that came before.”

“All of us here support and stand alongside all those who are protesting and raising their voices at this time. I want justice for George Floyd’s family, I want justice for all those who have died and suffered,” Paul concluded. “Saying nothing is not an option.”

Alicia Silverstone Recreates Paul McCartney's PETA Ad With Her Adorable Son Bear

Alicia Silverstone and her 8-year-old son, Bear, recreated the iconic PETA ad starring Paul Cartney and his late wife Linda for a new campaign that declares: “STOP Eating Animals. GO Vegan.”

The campaign, which features “Stop” and “Go” t-shirts, urges everyone cutting meat, eggs, fish, and dairy from their diets in an attempt to boost their immune system.

“The meat trade’s threat to our health can be halted,” said the Beatles icon, whose original ad is almost 30 years old. “And there are hopeful signs that people are starting to realize that this must be done to secure a brighter future for our children and theirs.”

Alicia added, “I’ve been lucky to be an activist alongside [Paul] for the last 25 years, and he’s just an incredible man and an incredible heart. I’m so sad I didn’t get to meet his beautiful wife, Linda. But doing anything in his honor is extraordinary.”

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