Music Notes: McCartney Revival

The next stop on Paul McCartney's current media blitz could be his first solo tour in eight years.

Sir Paul has been racking up interviews lately to talk about his life and promote a book of his poems and a documentary on Wings, the group he and his late wife Linda formed after the breakup of the Beatles. Wingspan aired on ABC Friday and was viewed by an estimated 15 million people.

His work doesn't end there. McCartney will release a studio album in September, and Reuters reports some live shows will follow.

"I think it is very likely that I might tour around then. I like to go out on the road with a new album and I'm very excited by this one," said McCartney.

"I've been recording it in the States and we recorded 18 tracks in just two weeks. Recording new songs makes you enthuse and want to get out and play them."

Eagles Headed Overseas

Don Henley says the Eagles will start recording their new album while on tour in Europe this summer, and — no surprise — the title is expected to be Europe.

This will be their first all-new release since 1979, when they produced The Long Run. They've already written a batch of new tunes; next comes the lyrics.

Henley also makes an appearance on country star Trisha Yearwood's upcoming CD Inside Out, due June 5.

BET Awards

Make room for yet another awards show this season.

BET will host its first annual awards June 19 in Las Vegas, with a lifetime achievement award for diva Whitney Houston.

The hotter-than-hot female group Destiny's Child leads the nominees. They're up for Best Female Group, Video of the Year and the Viewer's Choice Award.

Janet Jackson, Nelly, Outkast and Jill Scott have two nominations a piece

Moreover

Pearl Jam lined up one gig for the fall. They'll appear at Neil Young's 2001 Bridge School Benefit. The date of the event has not yet been announced. … Marilyn Manson reportedly will score an upcoming Johnny Depp film. … And Stevie Nicks is planning a summer tour.

 

ABCNEWS Radio and ABCNEWS.com's Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.

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