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Paul McCartney: 'I F–ked Up'

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Paul McCartney Explains Poor Performance

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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10 comments to “Paul McCartney: 'I F–ked Up'”

  1. 1

    the old lady saw so sad.

  2. 2

    He's a legend and doesnt have to prove himself anymore. Shit happens when live. I didnt even notice anyways!

  3. 3

    Sir Paul fucked up. At least he did not turn to his band, blaming them, with profanities.

  4. Bree says – reply to this


    Awww, I love Paul. He's obviously a god; Who cares about one slightly wonky performance when he has been performing and writing beautiful, perfect music for over fifty years.

  5. 5

    Sounded fine to me!

  6. 6

    It was just a short-lived glitch at the beginning of the song. There is no need for anyone to say his entire performance was lousy… it wasn't! He was classic Paul McCartney. And he was amazing as always.

  7. 7

    If it had been anyone else, they would a big deal about him lip sinking.

  8. JOY SAYS says – reply to this




  9. 9

    can't stand that man any more. his music is boring and so is he.

  10. James Avale says – reply to this


    Aww its cute that you find Sir Paul McCartney boring, you probably love Justin Bieber or shit like that.Re: shaygirl1309