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Paul McCartney Performs at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala

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Sir Paul McCartney playing "Let It Be" at the 35th Anniversary PETA Gala at the Hollywood Palladium
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Former Beatle performs career-spanning set at PETA's 35th anniversary gala
By Kory Grow
October 1, 2015

Singer and proud vegetarian Paul McCartney performed a career-spanning set at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday as part of animal-rights organization PETA's 35th anniversary gala. Midway into the set, Beck joined him for two Beatles numbers, "I've Just Seen a Face" and "Drive My Car." Official clips of McCartney's performance, featuring him singing "Drive My Car" with Beck and "Birthday" with his band, are now available.

Prior to McCartney's performance, the event featured a humanitarian awards presentation, which Pamela Anderson and Anjelica Houston hosted. Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee received a trophy for helping PETA's activities with SeaWorld, and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA received one for his vegan campaign. Guests at the event included Kesha, Rob Zombie, Moby, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal and AFI frontman Davey Havok.

"It's an award that does not aim to reflect my art; it instead reflects my heart," RZA said in his acceptance speech.

"Sea World sucks! Fur is murder! PETA rules!" Lee commented in his.

The event also served as the place where PETA launched a new campaign featuring the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love." McCartney helped the organization obtain the licensing rights to use the song for free. "When I first heard the name, that's what appealed to me: 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,'" the singer said at the event. "I thought that was really a very dignified, very cool title. They've got 35 years of saving so many animals. And we love them."

In other McCartney news, the singer is about to embark on a new North American leg of his Out There tour. It begins on October 13th in Columbus and wraps in Buffalo on the 22nd. The musician will also reissue two of his solo albums: 1982's Tug of War and 1983's Pipes of Peace. Both releases, out Friday, are available in deluxe editions with bonus audio.
Paul McCartney Performs at PETA's 35th Anniversary Gala
Music News Group
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Paul McCartney has been one of the biggest celebrity supporters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, aka PETA, so who better to serve as the entertainment at the animal-rights organization's 35th anniversary party?  A performance by the former Beatles star closed out the star-studded event, dubbed "All Together Now," which took place Wednesday night at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

According to recaps posted at, McCartney's set included renditions of the Beatles classics "Birthday" "Let It Be," "Hey Jude" and "Lady Madonna," and his 1993 solo tune "Looking for Changes," which he dedicated to the organization's cause.  Sir Paul also was joined by modern-rocker Beck for performances of "Drive My Car" and "I've Just Seen a Face."  A few fan-filmed clips of McCartney's set, with and without Beck, have been posted on YouTube.

While onstage, McCartney commented, "When I first heard the name, that's what appealed to me, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  I thought that was really a very dignified, very cool title.  They've got 35 years of saving so many animals.  And we love them."

Following the gala, McCartney posted a message on his Facebook page thanking "Beck and everyone else who helped us celebrate #PETA35 in Hollywood last night!"  He also quipped in the note, "Sorry we didn't get around to playing 'Beck in the USSR,' 'Get Beck' or 'Paperbeck Writer.'"

The bash was hosted by Angelica Huston and Pamela Anderson, and also featured the presentation of awards to various celebs and activists who have for their contributions to specific animal-rights issues. Among the evenings honorees were Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, rapper RZA, comic Bill Maher and actors Alicia Silverstone, Jason Biggs, James Cromwell and Fred Willard.

Other stars who attended the party included Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, Rob Zombie, No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Kesha, Moby, songwriter Diane Warren, William H. Macy, George Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Kevin Nealon, Molly Shannon, Emily Deschanel, Paula Poundstone, Russell Simmons, Sela Ward, Seth Green, and Tony Hawk.

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Paul with Beck getting ready to rock the #PETA35 Anniversary party last night in Hollywood.
Photo by MJ Kim.

Thanks to Beck and everyone else who helped us celebrate #PETA35 in Hollywood last night! Sorry we didn't get around to playing 'Beck In The USSR', 'Get Beck' or 'Paperbeck Writer'.
Paul McCartney gets help from a friend at PETA Hollywood gala
Steve Marinucci
Paul McCartney Examiner
October 1, 2015

Paul McCartney headlined PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) huge pricey 35th anniversary gala, which was held Sept. 30 at the Hollywood Palladium. McCartney received a little help at the sold out benefit show from Beck, who joined him on two numbers, “I've Just Seen a Face” and “Drive My Car.”

Among those who attended were George Lopez, Sunny Leone, Daniella Monet, Maggie Q, U.S. women's soccer star Christen Press, RZA of Wu Tang Clan, Noah Cyrus, Jason Biggs, Anjelica Huston, Pamela Anderson, Valerie Von Sobel, Moby, Emily Deschanel, Fred Willard and Joanna Krupa. Sponsorship packages for the show ranged in price from $10,000 to $100,000.

The full set list reported Oct. 1 by the McCartney press office was a combination of both Beatles and solo tunes. The show began with an unusual opener, "Birthday," a tribute to the organization's anniversary, then continued with "Save Us,” “Got To Get You Into My Life,” “Temporary Secretary,” “Let Me Roll It,” “Looking For Changes,” “My Valentine,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Blackbird,” “NEW” and “Lady Madonna.” Additionally, there was “I've Just Seen A Face” (with Beck), “Drive My Car” (with Beck), “Another Girl,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude.” The show ended, as McCartney usually does, with the "Abbey Road" medley of “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End.”

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The day before the event, it was announced PETA was being allowed to use the Beatles song “Can't Buy Me Love” as part of a new campaign by the organization to encourage animal adoptions. PETA released a video to You Tube to go with it that adopted cats and dogs and members of the Balla Conmigo salsa dance troupe dancing to the Beatles music.
Paul McCartney Leads ‘Hey Jude’ Hollywood Sing Along for PETA’s 35th Birthday (Photos)
By Mikey Glazer 
October 1, 2015

9:30 p.m. – That’s the unspoken curfew on the school night Hollywood dinner-fundraiser circuit.
For PETA’s big tent that cuts across high-low Hollywood, standing around for 45 minutes until 10:15 p.m. while Paul McCartney’s crew set up a stage inside the Palladium at PETA’s 35th Birthday Bash was the worth the wait.
The long time PETA advocate and headliner delivered the dessert.

Paul McCartney rocked PETA's star packed 35th Birthday Party at the Palladium in Hollywood on Wednesday night. (Mikey Glazer; Getty Images (3))
Paul McCartney rocked PETA's star packed 35th Birthday Party at the Palladium in Hollywood on Wednesday night. (Mikey Glazer; Getty Images)

After an all-Vegan dinner party for 1,200 and awards show drawing activists as equally passionate as they are dissimilar (see: Joaquin Phoenix, RZA, and Mary Matalin) to the same stage, Sir Paul gave an 80 minute career-spanning set.
From the appropriate opener for the occasion (“Birthday”) to the encore sending the crowd out on to Sunset Blvd., “Golden Slumbers” (the “Carry the Weight a Long Time” song), McCartney avoided another cliché of the charity performance – a 3 song cameo set.

Paul McCartney performed a full concert at PETA's 35th Anniversary Bash on Wednesday night, including hits "Birthday," "Drive My Car", and "Hey Jude." (Mikey Glazer)
Paul McCartney performed a full concert at PETA’s 35th Anniversary Bash on Wednesday night, including hits “Birthday,” “Drive My Car”, and “Hey Jude.” (Mikey Glazer)

Who does an encore at a private show?
The Beatle who annotated each song with a story, like a 50 year old tale of Jimi Hendrix throwing his guitar out of tune playing “Sgt. Peppers” and then sheepishly asking if “Eric” (Clapton) could come fix it, or a shout-out to individual PETA staff by name, like President and fellow Brit Ingrid Newkirk for “doing all the work”.
Musical highlights included McCartney’s acoustic solo for “Blackbird,” with the 73 year-old shedding his five piece band and using his black-booted heel as the only percussion. Later, he would instruct an audience of seasoned performers like Bill Macy, Rob Zombie, and No Doubt’s Tony Kanal that when I say “Now You!” on “Ob-la-Di, Ob-la-Da”, that’s their cue to sing.
As the set wound down, McCartney got a crowd so closely packed to the stage that people were resting their drinks, purses, and heels on it to sing the “Na-na-na-nas” of “Hey Jude,” even splitting the men and women in the audience for separate solos.
Bounding up to a piano on a riser and back down to the front of the stage mid song, sweating, shedding a jacket, and rolling up sleeves, McCartney worked a lot harder than his “Four Five Seconds” collaborator Kanye West did at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend.
Speaking of the presidential interrupter, Beck joined McCartney for two songs, “I’ve Just Seen a Face,” and “Drive My Car”. The set did not include “Can’t Buy Me Love,” with good reason: everyone in the room had already heard it.

(Mikey Glazer)
(Mikey Glazer)

Earlier on Wednesday, The Beatles donated “Can’t Buy Me Love” to PETA for an animal adoption campaign. The promo video also includes two and four-legged dancers from “America’s Got Talent”.
The performance capped a night of awards to longstanding advocates and performers who have used their megaphones to support PETA. Recent victories include pressuring Ringling Brothers’ in to dropping their elephant acts after a hundred years, and the relentless, public truth-shaming of Sea World that rebranded the company as a public pariah.

“Animal rights and animal welfare is my life’s work,” Moby told the crowd. “I like making music…a lot, but working to improve the lives and quality of life for animals is pretty much what I have dedicated my entire life to.” He then went on to write a $50,000 check.

“This is my community,” multi-hyphenate “Enlightened” and “School of Rock” creative Mike White said. George Lopez mixed hot button issues, earning the biggest laughs of the night.
“I’ve always been against fur,” Lopez said. “What is that on the top of (Trump’s) head? I want do dump paint on it.”

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