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Sir Paul McCartney Rocks Jimmy Kimmel Live! v2

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09/24/2013 10:11 am
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Sir Paul McCartney Rocks Jimmy Kimmel Live! v2

Stephanie Coats

Lead Events Editor

Paul McCartney knows how to rock. The 71-year-old has not missed a beat and can amp up a crowd like no one else. His outdoor concert courtesy of Guinness & Co. and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night was epic, extraordinary and downright emotional. The night started with Kimmel doing his show and proving once again that he belongs in the ranks of respected late night show hosts. He has an easy charm that lets him tease both the audience during commercial breaks and legends like McCartney during the show. As a guest, McCartney was his normal cheeky self, confirming that there are Beatles recordings that haven’t been released. “But you wouldn’t want to hear them,” he joked. He also spoke about his upcoming record, New, which is available October 15th. The album was made with four producers, including Paul Epworth, and features original compositions from McCartney. Also included in Monday’s show was a hilarious segment of Guillermo at the Emmys and then a brief chat between Kimmel and Patrick Dempsey. After that it was finally time for the main event: Paul McCartney live and in concert. The performance was particularly nostalgic since next year marks the 50th anniversary of the first time The Beatles ever performed in LA. In 1964 and 1965, they played the Hollywood Bowl, less than a mile from where McCartney performed Monday night. The former Beatle remains an immortal rock god capable of transporting men, women and children of all ages into a musical landscape different from anything they have ever experienced. Everyone bounced, swayed and sang along as McCartney did a selection his songs including tracks from New. The latter tunes were a perfect blend Beatles-esq rock with a little extra jauntiness thrown in. Unlike other musicians who randomly toss in their new songs with their well-known ones, McCartney latest compositions fit in seamlessly with the classic songs everyone loves. He made us love New as much as anything he’s ever done. But it is the classics that we all came for and he delivered. There were tears during both “Let it Be” and “Hey Jude” but plenty of fist pumping during “Band on the Run.” It is the kind of emotional rollercoaster only someone like McCartney can conjure during an hour-long concert on Hollywood Blvd. Listening to “Lady Madonna,” “Back in the USSR,” “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” and many others will forever be changed for those of us who heard McCartney sing them live. As the concert came to a close, every single person in the crowd that stretched from Hollywood and Highland back to a mile or more belted out “Hey Jude.” We were all under McCartney’s spell and we all knew it was something special. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="1352,1353,1354,1355,1356,1357,1358,1359"] If you missed the fun on Hollywood Blvd, you can still see the whole concert right here.


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