The full interview is online now...
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney has taken part in Radio 4's interview series Mastertapes.

The legendary songwriter popped past the BBC's Maida Vale's studios on May 11th, joined by an extremely small audience.

Lucky competition winners were able to watch Paul McCartney wax lyrical, joined by the likes of Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, and Brad Pitt – who came straight off set to watch the show being filmed.

It's a remarkably honest interview. Looking back on his lengthy career Paul McCartney reflected on some fond, and not so fond, memories, including stints working with George Martin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and, of course, John Lennon. 

The interview is available on the BBC site now, and will be broadcast on Radio 4 this Saturday (May 28th) between 10-11am.

We've picked out a small, but revealing, segment from the interview. Paul McCartney discusses the weeks and months after the split of The Beatles, how he struggled with depression, hit the bottle, and was coaxed back into music by his wife, Linda.

It's a charming, poignant clip – tune in below.

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