Paul McCartney has confirmed that his new, still untitled, studio album will be released before the end of the year, according to Showbiz 411. McCartney talked about the album in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone as part of the magazine's fall music preview, likening the material to the Beatles' classic works, which spanned multiple genres over a single album side, recalling, "There would be something like 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road?' right next to 'Blackbird' or 'Something' next to 'I Want You (She's So Heavy).' I mean, we really ran the changes. This has turned out a little bit like that. . . The continuing thing that pulls it all together, I think, is the fact that it's me."
Paul McCartney is the first to share the credit of the 1960's artistic renaissance with the many others at the forefront of the changing times: "We changed a lot. I don't think we did it. I think we were spokesmen for a lot of people. People used to say, 'What about the haircut, and stuff? Oh, you invented that!' We said, 'No, no, there was this bloke called Jurgen (Vollmer).' There was always someone who turned us on, and followed it and thought, this is a really good idea, we'll bring that into the mainstream. But we weren't necessarily the inventors of it all. I mean, there were millions of art students and students coming up when we came up who were as bright as we were, what. . . it showed! In the fashion industry, and in plays, in literature, and book writing. It was a generation, and I think it was the war thing -- the baby boom thing. But yeah, without the Beatles, it would've been a very different world, I think."
Paul McCartney wraps his North American dates tonight (August 14th) in Regina, SK at Mosaic Stadium At Taylor Field.
Photo Courtesy of Linda McCartney