… And the end still isn’t in sight!
As Paul McCartney winds down his North American shows, he talked to Rolling Stone about his seemingly endless excitement for live work, admitting, “I can’t imagine ever not touring. It’s what I’ve always done, and I love it so much. There’s got to be some kid of physical limitation, but I haven’t found it. . . I did that show last night, and I’m thinking, ‘Jesus, God, man, you know, you’re not 25.’
But then the other side of my head is going, ‘Yes you are! Get on with it.'”
Since Wings‘ 1972 debut tour, McCartney has only taken two extended breaks from the road – from 1980 to 1988 and from 1994 to 2001.
He explained that the audience remains the major draw for him night after night:
“It’s really fun. You’ve got the audience going crazy, and there’s so many young people in there digging it. Half of them know the words better than I do!”
Meanwhile on the studio front – Sir Paul has hired The Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin’s son to work on his new album.
Giles Martin – whose father produced nearly all of Paul’s former group’s records and was often referred to as ”The Fifth Beatle” – to help give his new album a modern pop feel. He has also teamed up with Adele’s producer Paul Epworth and Sir Tom Jones collaborator Ethan Johns.
A source told The Sun newspaper:
”Paul’s team are very excited about the album. They hope it will take him back to the top of the pop charts.The people working with him certainly know how to do that.”