Interview for the Daily Show • Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TV interview • Interview of Paul McCartney
Interview by:
Jon Stewart
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The interview was taped on December 15, 2014

From Watch Paul McCartney Joke With Jon Stewart About Video Games, Family – Rolling Stone, December 17, 2014:

[…] the former Beatle strides onstage to a “thunderous” audience ovation, leading Stewart to make a self-deprecating jab. “I’ve had a lot of jobs where I showed up, no applause,” the host says, to which McCartney responds, “That’s why I went into music.”

Stewart says he’s shocked the Destiny crew were able to rope in a rock legend for their game. “There are a lot of things where I think to myself, ‘I’d love to have Paul McCartney do a song for this,’” he says. “But you wouldn’t.” McCartney says he was partially interested in the venture because of his grandchildren’s interest in video games – even though he’s personally an awful gamer. “I would get killed within the first couple seconds,” he says, though he admits he’s now become “Mr. Cool” to the grandkids after working on Destiny. (Stewart confesses that he’s far from cool around his household. “You know what my son said to me the other night? ‘Why can’t you do a show like Ellen‘?”)

Before leaving the stage, McCartney also confirmed plans to attend the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, where former bandmate Ringo Starr will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. […]


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