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Paul McCartney Putting Together Covers Record?

Written by Barnaby Smith on April 13, 2011

According to reports, Paul McCartney is putting together an album of covers by other artists of his own songs and those with Wings, and has recruited some big names to get involved.

An article in The Sun has the details, with apparently no less than Billy Joel, Kiss and The Cure on board for the project. McCartney’s musician son James is also taking part, teaming up with Robert Smith and The Cure on one track.

The Sun quotes ‘a source’ as saying, “James was over the moon at playing with the Cure… He’s always been a big fan. They all went into a studio in Sussex and hung out together. Over the years Robert Smith and Macca’s paths have crossed countless times and he is chuffed having The Cure pay tribute to him.”

There has been no official confirmation of such a release as yet, and there is no floated title for the album. McCartney’s last solo album, Memory Almost Full, came out in 2007.

In other Macca news, NME.com reports that he has joined the Dixie Chicks in contributing vocals to the new album from actor and comedian Steve Martin. His album Rare Bird Alert is due for release in June.

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