Paul McCartney woke up one day with a song in his head.
Not an unusual occurrence, to be sure. Together with John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney wrote over 300 songs for the Beatles. That number doesn’t include his output with Wings, his band that produced dozens of hits across the 70’s. Or his work over the last several decades, continuing to write the songs that have made him, by most accounts, the wealthiest musician in the world.
But this day was special. And so was the song.
In the new Hulu miniseries, McCartney 3 2 1, the British national treasure shares anecdotes over a sound board with producer Rick Rubin. Barefoot and bearded Rubin is the man who c0-created Def Jam records, along with Russell Simmons, and introduced the world to the Beastie Boys and Run DMC. In the series, Rubin’s questions are engaging, while his knowledge of music is unquestionable. The rapport and respect between these two musical giants creates a conversation that’s worth a listen.
Source: Chris Westfall/forbes.com