I'd combine that final "comment" section with the "Artists with identical names" section. BrianSchweitzer 16:49, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
The rationale for why we would do the Kylie case that way (in the dropping names section) is unclear. Compare these, where we (correctly, imho) don't merge them: Billie and Billie Piper. BrianSchweitzer 16:57, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
Paul McCartney is an MBE, but he doesn't actually perform or record as "Sir Paul McCartney", so "Sir" shouldn't be part the artist name.
I agree with this guideline, it's just not expressed quite right. He's had an MBE since 196x, which gave his name a suffix. He was knighted in 1997, and that's why he is Sir. FWIW he has an honorary doctorate too. And indeed, he does not perform or record as "Dr. Sir Paul McCartney, MBE".