Hear Paul McCartney's Long-Lost Duet With John Bonham
After premiering "Beware My Love," the Beatle also discusses twerking with Katy Perry and reveals love of Kanye West and Jay Z in Twitter Q&A
BY KORY GROW
October 20, 2014
Paul McCartney has shared a different version of the urgent-sounding, piano-driven Wings at the Speed of Sound tune "Beware My Love" that features Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham behind the kit.
John Bonham meeting Paul McCartney, 1974
The previously unreleased take of the song, which clocks in at a minute less than the studio version, will appear on the bonus disc of the upcoming deluxe edition of the record and finds Bonzo battering out a propulsive rhythm with intricate filigrees when the song moves to the bridge (and the former Beatle shouts, "Intro!"). McCartney shared the tune via Twitter's new audio card during a Q&A on Twitter in a reply to a fan.
Paul McCartney and John Bonham
Yes indeed! And here’s the world premiere of it featuring John Bonham on drums:
The former Beatle fielded a variety of wide-ranging questions during the Q&A. One fan asked whether or not McCartney ever twerked. "The last time I tweaked [sic] I was with @katyperry," he wrote. "She was rather good at it!" Realizing that he had written the wrong word – which carries a different connotation with it – McCartney then revised his answer and wrote, "TWERKED! (Autocorrect - sorry!)"
When another fan asked what his favorite gig that he's been to but did not play at was, McCartney said, "There are many but Jay Z and Kanye West comes to mind." And in far more innocuous McCartney news, his favorite TV shows are Veep and Family Feud ("We asked a hundred people!" he wrote), his favorite cheeses are cheddar, goats, feta and de Boursin and his favorite color is blue.
McCartney will be reissuing 1975's Venus and Mars and 1976's Wings at the Speed of Sound on November 4th, each with bonus discs. The deluxe editions of these reissues contain a remastered version of the album, a full disc's worth of outtakes and a DVD with bonus films. In advance of these reissues, McCartney has shared a hilarious TV advert from 1975, in which he played a loose game of snooker, and a whimsical video for the Venus and Mars song "Call Me Back Again."
He's also reissuing his latest record, New, as a collector's edition with B-sides and a documentary on October 28th.
Paul McCartney of "Wings" Performing In Los Angeles on May 1st, 1976.
PHOTO : Michael Ochs Archives/Getty