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Paul McCartney on the unheard stories behind his iconic songs – Music News – triple j

Paul McCartney on the unheard stories behind his iconic songs – Music News – triple j

Paul McCartney on the unheard stories behind his iconic songs – Music News – triple j
December 07
11:51 2017

Currently in Australia for the ‘One on One’ tour, the legendary Sir Paul McCartney took time between his big shows to Take 5 (and a half) with Zan Rowe, diving into his impossibly influential back catalogue to give us the stories behind some of his most iconic songs.You can (and should) listen to the whole stream right here but we just had to share some of the highlights he passed on about his incredible, six-decade spanning career.Oozing charm and history, Macca spoke with shining wit and wisdom. From examining his relationship with John Lennon to reinventing himself after The Beatles and getting robbed of demos in Lagos, here’s some highlights. Beginning with Paul’s collaboration with Kanye West…Separating noodles from spaghetti“

I was sitting around with Kanye for a couple of days and I didn’t think we’d written a song, ‘cause I was just playing around, noodling. I was expecting for an idea to come out there and then, but his way of working is he takes all these little noodles away and he makes spaghetti. …He’ll play with it and curate it and do this with it and get somebody else to do another bit. So, it was months later when I got a track in the post and it was ‘FourFiveSeconds’ and I listened to it and it’s Rihanna singing.

I thought ‘This is great, I love her singing it’ but I had to ring up and say ‘Am I on this?’, you know. Yeah, they said ‘You wrote all the guitar parts and that inspired us’. I said ‘Okay, great thanks’.

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