Mark Ronson has recorded three new song with Paul McCartney that are bound for the Beatles legend's next solo album. "It's really good. He writes really good songs," the DJ/producer tells Billboard. "He understands that you're so nervous to be working with Paul McCartney 'cause everyone is ... He gives you a lot of leeway, but then at the end of the day you need to deliver the goods."
-- Happy birthday to Mark Ronson, who turns 36 today. The DJ/uber-producer has put out more than his share of stellar videos, and our friends at Death + Taxes are celebrating his big day with their list of his five all-time best. They aren't numbered, but the hilarious 'Bang! Bang! Bang!' clip -- which has always been our fave -- just so happens to be at the top of the tally.
In a recent Village Voice interview with Mark Ronson, the producer/DJ was quoted as saying that the late, great Amy Winehouse had been "freaked out" by fellow British star Adele -- very much aware of her and perhaps even intimidated by her massive success. Now he has gone on the record as saying that he was straight-up misquoted in the piece, and that Winehouse was more motivated by Adele than jealous.
You often hear people from all walks of life say something along the lines of "so-and-so's music saved my life when I was growing up." There aren't as many who can say -- with only the slightest bit of doubt -- that a famous musician literally saved them from an accidental adolescent fatality. Mark Ronson didn't believe his family at first, but apparently none other than Paul McCartney prevented the DJ/producer from a childhood drowning in New York.