New York Times Cracks Paul McCartney's Grammy Success

Catherine Eklund

by Catherine Eklund

Published February 15, 2013


The New York Times recently interviewed Sir Paul McCartney on his recent Grammy win. Although he did not attend the 55th Annual Grammy Awards he did win a Grammy for traditional pop album for "Kisses on the Bottom", featuring covers such as "Always", "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive", "It's Only a Paper Moon" and his original song "My Valentine".


When asked about why he did not attend the awards, McCartney joked, "We started to get a theory that when you don’t go, that’s when you win." He was actually presenting at another award ceremony - the Baftas (the British version of the Academy Awards), and received the "You've won a Grammy" text on his way home that night.

During the interview, Paul McCartney revealed he is working on a new studio album. "I’m talking to you now before I go into the recording studio to record new songs of mine. I love that – I love that I still am enthusiastic, I’ve still got the energy and the desire to keep doing it." He says he is working with Giles Martin, the son of George Martin, as well as a variety of producers.

Enjoying the life of making music, rather than the awards themselves, Paul McCartney confessed that over the years he doesn't even know where all of his awards are. "I don’t think any of us ever collected all of our gold discs, to put them up on walls. So I don’t have a trophy room."

McCartney also detailed lending his guitar skills to jam for Grohl's Sound City project when asked about his recent collaboration with Dave Grohl for "Cut Me Some Slack" (which is going to be on Grohl's album). Talking about the jam session, McCartney likened it to an improv session shouting words like “Mamaaaaaaaa!" saying, "Really if you think about it, it should be something that a major label would dream up." Hopefully Grohl and McCartney's jam sessions will make it to listeners ears one day!

Click here to read the entire interview


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