Paul McCartney has been playing live for over 50 years. He knows there are a million things that can go wrong when playing a live concert in front of the entire world.
But it turns out that during the London Olympics, there were a million and one.
We all saw the former Beatle's sub-par performance at the Opening Ceremony, but what went wrong? Paul says:
"I f–ked up. I was supposed to wait for a cue. But I forgot. Why? Well, there's this bloody great bell that we didn't know about. It was deafening…
We prerecorded a playback in case all hell broke loose… We were live, everyone was there, the world was ready and this bloody great bell goes off.
And I forget I've gotta wait for it, so I go, 'Hey Jude', and someone presses the playback. So there's me on the backing track, and actual me; two of us singing.
The drummer wouldn't look at me because he was in hysterics and I was thinking, 'What have I done?' There was no stopping, it was the Olympics."
Guess he WASN'T saved by the bell!
We forgive you, Paul! Besides, you're the songwriter! When you mess up, it's a last-minute rewrite! LOLz!
[Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.]
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