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New McCartney love song takes direct, 'raunchy' approach

The man who co-wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days.

Sir Paul McCartney released a new single on Wednesday called "Fuh You," where the key line — "I want to fuh you" — contains a fudged version of a common obscenity.

The 76-year-old former Beatle described it in a news release as "sort of a love song, but a raunchy love song."

The song has been made available on digital and streaming platforms, so radio airplay doesn't appear to be an issue. The song will be included in his first album of all-new material since 2013, "Egypt Station," which is due for release on September 7.

Cleveland DJ Recalls Chats with John Lennon, Brian Wilson

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Paul McCartney Shares New 'Fuh You' Single, Full LP Track Listing

'Raunchy love song' is the third track to be released from upcoming 'Egypt Station.'

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Kinks Celebrate 'Village Green Preservation Society' 50th Anniversary With New Box

Five-CD Super Deluxe version contains 174 tracks from album's original sessions and more.

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Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.

The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

The rock group's Twitter account says the official poster from Monday's concert in Missoula, Montana, is a collaboration between bassist Jeff Ament and Bobby Brown, an artist also known as Bobby Draws Skulls.

The "Rock2Vote" concert aimed to encourage young people to vote in the November midterm elections and support Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, who is from Ament's hometown of Big Sandy.

Ament was unapologetic in an emailed statement Wednesday.

"The role of the artist is to make people think and feel, and the current administration has us thinking and feeling," Ament said in the statement. "I was the sole conceptualist of this poster, and I welcome all interpretations and discourse."

He ended the statement, "Love, from the First Amendment, Jeff Ament."

The poster shows Tester in a tractor flying over a burning Washington, D.C., framed by the letters "P'' and "J," with smoke forming the word "Vote" in the background.

Several objects and people are in the foreground, including a skeleton with a full head of hair lying face down, an eagle pecking at the bones of its foot.

Tester's Republican opponent, Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale, also is depicted with a crab claw for a hand and carrying a "Maryland" flag, a reference to Rosendale's native state.

The message from Ament accompanying the poster included the description: "D.C. burning. Tester Evel Knievel on tractor ... over the cesspool below. Russian money, golf courses, hookers? Maryland Matt. Stars and Stripes as flames."

Rosendale called the poster "disgusting and reprehensible" and called on Tester to "denounce this act of violence and blatant display of extremism."

The National Republican Senate Committee, which is supporting Rosendale's campaign, also blamed Tester for not speaking out against the poster it called "gory." The committee compared it to other examples of public figures "encouraging violence" against Trump, like Griffin's photo.

Tester officials said the campaign had nothing to do with the poster.

"We never saw the poster before the show and we don't like it," Tester spokesman Chris Meagher said. "And we don't condone violence of any kind."

Ament told The Associated Press in April that the band wanted to use the Montana concert to support local advocacy groups, encourage voter participation and boost Tester's campaign. He said he believed that the political climate had become too divisive.

"Probably more than ever it's important to have a congressman that can sort of make people think less emotionally about some of these things," he said.

Alice Cooper Shares Details About New Hollywood Vampires LP: Exclusive Interview

Unlike the first album, this one will feature all-original material.

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Roger Daltrey Beat Life-Threatening Illness by Giving In to It

Who singer recalls “incredible peace” after deciding to stop fighting meningitis.

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Aerosmith Confirm Las Vegas 'Deuces Are Wild' Residency Dates

The 18-date run celebrates the band's 50th anniversary.

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Ultimate Classic Rock to Co-Host Conversation With Ace Frehley

The former Kiss guitarist will appear at the MI Concert Hall in Los Angeles in September.

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Help Stryper's Oz Fox Pay His Medical Bills

Fans donate $10,000 in nine hours to help guitarist who faces further tests following onstage seizure.

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Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency.

The rock band announced Wednesday that "Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild" would kick off April 6, 2019, at the Park Theater, where Lady Gaga will launch her residency in December.

Aerosmith announced 18 shows for April, June and July. Tickets, priced from $75 to $750, go on sale Aug. 24.

The Grammy-winning band, who released its self-titled debut in 1973, has hits like "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," ''Janie's Got a Gun" and "Walk This Way."

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, while Steven Tyler and Joe Perry made it into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.

Aerosmith also includes Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford.

Pearl Jam Depict Dead Donald Trump on Poster

Artwork shows president as skeleton outside burning White House in support of Democrat senator.

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Slash Says Cutting 'One in a Million' From Guns N' Roses Box Was Easy

Controversial track doesn’t appear on any version of “Appetite For Destruction” re-releases.

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Steve Perry Releases 'No Erasin" Video, Confirms Comeback Album 'Traces'

The former Journey singer has released a video for "No Erasin',' his first track in nearly 25 years, and provided full details on his comeback album 'Traces.'

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Steve Perry releasing first solo album in more than 20 years

We are still awaiting an official announcement about the alleged release of Steve Perry's first solo album in nearly 25 years. However, Ultimate Classic Rock’s Dave Lifton says it is possible that one of its reported songs, "No Erasin'," has already leaked.

The following is a clip of the song from the former Journey front-man’s website, 

The song claiming to be the lead single from the upcoming Steve Perry album surfaced on iTunes Japan.


Has Steve Perry's New Song, 'No Erasin',' Surfaced?

A song claiming to be the lead single from the upcoming Steve Perry album has surfaced on iTunes Japan.

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Not Even Pretty on the Inside: Courtney Love's Abandoned House Sold

Courtney Love has sold a fire-damaged, graffiti-strewn house in Olympia, Wash.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Imagine' Film Returning to Theaters

The movie documenting the making of the classic album will be shown next month.

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That Time Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' Blasted From the White House Roof

Gerald Ford's son recalls cranking it up his first night in the White House.

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New Steve Perry Album 'Traces' Listed on Amazon

This would be the former Journey singer's first new solo project since 1994's 'For the Love of Strange Medicine.'

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