News

Paul McCartney revamps Christmas classic

Paul McCartney revamps Christmas classic

'WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME:' Paul McCartney is rerecording the holiday classic. Photo: Associated Press

Sir Paul McCartney has reworked his Christmas song “Wonderful Christmastime” with a cappella group Straight No Chaser.

The former Beatle first had a hit with the holiday single in 1979, and now he’s giving it a makeover for the vocal act’s “Under the Influence: Holiday Edition EP,” which will be released on Oct. 29.

Straight No Chaser’s Don Nottingham says, “The list of musical living legends starts with Paul McCartney. If you’d asked me five years ago – or even five months ago – what collaboration would be totally unfathomable for me, I would have said McCartney. To have him on a song with us is totally unbelievable and a true honour.”

The group’s most recent Under The Influence album featured collaborations with Phil Collins, Rob Thomas, Dolly Parton, Seal and Jason Mraz.

Latest Stories

1 hour ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 21

Fresh
dolly

A look at the news making Hollywood headlines in years past.

yesterday in Local Sports, Sports, UVA Sports

No. 1 Virginia Falls to UNC, 4-2

Baseball

The Virginia baseball team fell to North Carolina, 4-2, in their final game of the series in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers will next travel to Richmond to play VCU at the Diamond on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

yesterday in Entertainment, Sports

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, wrongly convicted of murder, dead

hurrican

The boxer's imprisonment, and battle to free him, are immortalized in the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the film of the same name, starring Denzel Washington.

yesterday in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Onetime UVA Dean Will Enter Plea In Federal Court

Morris Michael G. 110813 (sent to us)

A onetime Associate Dean in UVA's McIntire School of Commerce will enter a plea Monday in federal court.

yesterday in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Ramp Linked To Interstate 64 Will Have Brief Shutdown

VDOT Traffic Alert Logo .jpg

VDOT is warning drivers about a brief shutdown for one of the I-64 ramps.