Paul McCartney unearths lost duet with John Bonham, “Beware My Love”
On November 4th, Paul McCartney will reissue a deluxe edition of Wings’ fifth album, Wings at the Speed of Sound. Among the collection’s bonus material is a previously unreleased version of LP track “Beware My Love” featuring Led Zeppelin’s own John Bonham handling the drumming duties. Premiered during a Twitter Q&A with Macca, the long-lost take includes an especially hard-hitting bridge courtesy of Bonham’s percussive prowess.
Listen in below via Twitter’s new audio card feature, or here.
(Read: Paul McCartney’s 10 Best Songs)
In the same Twitter Q&A, McCartney also discussed Foo Fighters’ new single “Something From Nothing”, professed his love of Kanye West and Jay Z’s live show, and, addressed the serious topic of whether or not he is actually a cyborg (kudos to Ryan Adams for the probing question).
Ice Cube: ‘Sex isn’t overly important to me’
I was hit by a car when I was five. I was running for an ice-cream van in South Central [Los Angeles, where he grew up], when a car threw me past the kerb. I didn’t have a broken bone or bruise, nothing. That’s divine intervention.
Growing up, I wanted to be an American footballer. I was good. But then I met Dr Dre in 1983 and my dream became musical. I wrote a song for him and it was a hit and I remember thinking: “Oh shit, I can do this.”
As part of NWA I got to share the stage with my heroes: RUN DMC, Rakim – and we were accepted as their musical peers. For me, that’s what it means to have a dream come true.
I’m more likely to cry from happiness. Crying from sadness is rare – the last time I did was a year ago at the funeral of my bodyguard, Big Herc.
People think I’m a lot harder than I am. They meet me expecting an asshole, then get to know me and are surprised that I’m not so bad.
Not providing for my family scares me. I’ve been married to my wife for more than 20 years and we’ve raised four children together. I’m only one man, and I want them set up for when I’m no longer here.
I’ve always respected women. People don’t see that because of some of my lyrics, but nobody’s safe on my records. Everybody gets it: women, men, black, white – if you’re doing stupid shit, I’m going to call you out on it.
Most of us stop being creative when we leave school. Hip-hop kept those juices flowing. We were creating visuals, music, filming skits. I don’t create for money. I always had a talent to take what I see and put it on paper.
Mind your own business and you’ll live longer. That’s the greatest advice anyone can be given.
The position of black people in the world today depresses me. There’s enough money to go round, but we’ve been relegated to the bottom of everybody’s list. Any progress, measured against the suffering, is a joke.
I still have the anger I had as a teenager. I’m just smarter than I was back then. I can see the punches coming. I’m an optimist, though. I know they’re coming and I know I’m going to overcome them.
I don’t understand why ageing bothers people. I watch 62-year-old sportscasters calling 32-year-old athletes on the field “old men”. It’s crazy. Can they play or not, fool?
Sex isn’t overly important to me. Respect and freedom and prosperity are what I care about. Freedom for myself, that is – you gotta start with yourself.
I love the smell of cooking food. I don’t cook myself because my wife is great at it. But I can taste test, set the table, all of that. I know my place.
I’d like to go back to the beginning of everything, take the apple out of Adam or Eve’s hand, whoever picked it up first. I’d slap them.
The Book of Life is in cinemas from 24 October
On Sunday Night I sat in the pit of Matilda the Musical to watch the percussionist/drummer Howie Joines play the show. I just wanted to check out what he was doing there. Wow, that guy can play! I am fascinated by the level of musicianship I see in the various pits I’ve played in over the years. The musicians of Matilda are no exception the that rule. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they arranged to have the entire group of musicians in the show take a bow ON STAGE after the show during the bows with the cast. It is just a little reminder that there are musicians working hard to provide the sounds you hear during the show. Yes, they call it a MUSICal for a reason. What a pleasure to see. I gotta take my kids to see that show soon.
I don’t know how you New Yorkers do it. Yes, I guess, I am one….for the next 13 years at least. Riding the subway has to be one of the most excruciating experiences known to man. Thank GOD for the Dr. Dre Beats headphones. They block out all of the BS that people force feed you. If they didn’t exist, I would wear some other noise canceling earphones or put earplugs in my ears.
I really don’t want to hear Bible verses, mariachi bands, break dancers, how you aren’t selling drugs or not selling your candy for no basketball team, your guitar playing, your drumming, your slide whistles, your accordion, your poetry…. I could go on and on.
I guess it comes with the territory. A few more dollars and you won’t see my a$$ on the subway ever again. It’s going to be a black Lincoln town car picking me up and dropping me off EVERYWHERE. Sorry but, yes, I will be the one percent if I can avoid the subway.
"In my lifetime, music went through a huge transition, to where the biggest music in the world was derivative. White people imitating black people. Some journalist got really insulted a while back, because he asked if Elvis had influenced me. [To which I replied] ‘Hell, no! To do what?’"