Paul McCartney's son records with The Cure


This article is from 2011.

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is asking famous musicians to record an album of covers of his own tracks and has arranged for The Clash to collaborate with his son James for one of the songs.

Paul McCartney's son has covered one of his father's tracks with The Cure.

James McCartney plays on a new tribute album which sees artists including Billy Joel and BB King record songs from Paul's post-Beatles solo career and with his band Wings.

Paul reportedly helped arrange for James - who has previously played guitar and drums on some of his solo albums - to record with the 'Friday I'm In Love' rockers for the record.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "James was over the moon at playing with The Cure. He's always been a big fan. They all went into a studio in Sussex and hung out together."

Paul, 68, is said to be pleased The Cure appear on the album, as he has a good relationship with the band's frontman, Robert Smith.

The insider added: "Over the years, Robert Smith and Macca's paths have crossed countless times and he is chuffed having The Cure pay tribute to him."

Other artists who have recorded versions of the 'Band On The Run' singer's work include country singer Garth Brooks, Paul Rodgers and rockers KISS, who take on Wings' 1975 track 'Venus And Mars/Rock Show'.

About their contribution, the band wrote on their facebook page: "We consider it an honour to be asked to participate on a tribute to one of the most influential and greatest singer/songwriters of all time.

"Not to mention, a major force in the most important band of all time, The Beatles. Wow!"

This article is from 2011.

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Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle, Ex-Wings, classical composer, poet, artist, animal rights activist, writer of silly love songs – Paul McCartney'll be a name familiar to your brain. Settle back for an evening of classic hits and a few more recent ones thrown in for good measure. It's cool – he'll probably play 'Hey Jude'. Get practicing your…


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