Paul McCartney made the late night rounds once again early this morning (October 8th), choosing NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote his upcoming album, New, which will be released a week from today on October 15th. Before chatting with Fallon, McCartney appeared in a Freaky Friday-type sketch in which he and Fallon bump into each other backstage and accidentally switch accents. During the broadcast McCartney and his band performed New's lead track, the Wings-esque rocker, "Save Me," the album's title track, along with a rollicking version of the Beatles' "Lady Madonna" -- which paired McCartney's backing band with the Late Night house band, the Roots.
McCartney's latest single, "New" is about his third wife, Nancy Shevell. Unlike his second wife, Heather Mills, the current Mrs. McCartney has more than a few things in common with the late Linda McCartney -- including being Jewish, being raised in an affluent East Coast family -- as well as battling breast cancer. McCartney was recently asked about the two women being alike: "Yeah, there are some -- they have quite a few little things in common, actually. They're both from New York, they're both strong women, both very independent, and there are all sorts of other little links, too. So, she is a bit similar. She won't want me talking about her, though."
Photo Courtesy of Mary McCartney