[Rock] Paul McCartney Single Debuts on AOL Music

PAUL McCARTNEY DEBUTS NEW SINGLE, “FINE LINE,” AS AOL® MUSIC FIRST LISTEN ON TUESDAY, JULY 26

New Album, Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard,
Arrives In Stores September 13

New York, NY – July 22, 2005 – Marking the end of a nearly four-year hiatus since his last studio recording, Paul McCartney is preparing for the September 13 release of Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard – and only AOL® Music has the first single, “Fine Line.” The song will debut as part of AOL Music’s First Listen program on Tuesday, July 26. Fans can listen to “Fine Line” on the Web at www.aolmusic.com beginning Tuesday at 12:01 AM EST. It will be available exclusively at AOL Music for 24 hours before anywhere else.

Following 2001’s platinum-selling Driving Rain, Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard, which was produced by Nigel Godrich (who has produced for Radiohead and Beck), is McCartney’s 20th studio recording since parting with The Beatles. The album is a return to basics for the renowned musician, successfully fusing his incomparable song writing talents with his unparalleled musicianship. Featuring sonically robust songs, Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard is a mélange of up-tempo piano driven classics and introspective darker tracks resulting in a strikingly intricate and meaningful album. The album’s release will coincide with the September 16 launch of McCartney’s new 37-city US tour.

The AOL Music First Listen program offers exclusive world premieres of new songs by the biggest names in music before they are available anywhere else. Since the program launch in January 2002, fans on AOL Music have been the first to hear songs from top artists across musical genres, including Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Coldplay, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears and more. AOL Music First Listen is available for free on the web at www.aolmusic.com.

AOL Music is the leading online destination for music, reaching more than 25.9 million music fans a month* through a rich array of programming, products and services that make it easy to discover, experience, listen to and buy music online. AOL Music’s offerings include original programs such as AOL Music Sessions, AOL Music LIVE! and AOL Music Breakers, and special features such as First Listen and First View. They are available through aolmusic.com, the AOL Music Channel, the AOL® Radio Network, Netscape® Music, CompuServe® Music, AIM® Music, ICQ® Music, Winamp® and SHOUTcast® services. Integrated commerce options make it easy for consumers to purchase the music they hear on AOL Music through MusicNet@AOL, iTunes on AOL, AOL’s CD/DVD shop and AOL’s Entertainment for Mobile store.

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* comScore Media Metrix, June 2005