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Mary Gerdt @marygerdt What have you always wanted to do and didn’t have the time?

PAUL: Spend three days in bed!

Rachael Brown @rachael_nicolee What should I carve my pumpkin as? 

PAUL: Dave Grohl! 

Cham ~ @cham_ctc If you were ruler of your own country what would you call it? 

PAUL: Maccadonia!

Sarah Stacey @sarahstacey92 How does it feel when you hear people singing your songs? 

PAUL: Really beautiful, humbling and exciting at the same time.

Winston @WGedicks What’s your favorite type of pie?

PAUL: Pecan baby!

mack Halley @MackHalley What was it like playing with great John Bonham?

PAUL: It was fantastic! He was always on my top 5 drummer list and a great friend and ballsy drummer. 

@raisingbiz Early Take – Beware My Love – Does One Exist? How about a Best of The Rest Album?

PAUL: Yes indeed! And here s the world premiere of it featuring John Bonham on drums.

dealist @idealist Which activist group do you hold most near and dear to your heart? 

PAUL: I do, @pussyrrriot & @peta

Joe Mantegna @JoeMantegna You have written songs for others that were hits. Ever think about releasing your own versions?

PAUL: I wrote ‘Come and Get It’ for Badfinger and ‘World Without Love’ for Peter & Gordon.

christineg @sixtimelosers Who is one of your favorite film directors? 

PAUL: Scorsese, Fellini and Dave Grohl! 

@thefemtrooper Is there anywhere in the world you haven’t been but would like to go?

PAUL: Yeah, China! It seems like everyone else has, but I haven’t! 

maria @mafeespinoza Why are you so hot? 

PAUL: It just comes naturally to me.

amberleymadison @amberleymadison Will you marry me?

PAUL: I’m afraid I’m spoken for. So the answer is a firm ‘No!’

@Yorkshiremouth Who was the last person you said ‘Hello’ to? And who was the last you said ‘goodbye’ to?

PAUL: Just left my wife Nancy in the street (Goodbye), and Hello is you @yorkshiremouth 

Flora Hausammann @FloraHausammann Is it okay for me to own 8 Beatles t-shirts?

PAUL: It’s very good, but not enough! 

Laura Boxall @EnglishSummers Can you speak any other languages?

PAUL: Si, Oui, Ja! 

victoria @babyIiebers What’s your favorite horror movie?

PAUL: Alien would be my favourite for the bit of chest-popping! 

THANKS PAUL @rockwithbeatles What do you think of your young fans? I have 12 years and I love your music!

PAUL: I love my young fans! I’m always surprised how many there are. I love the perspective of young people. 

@intenselipstick Can you yodel?

PAUL: Yes. I studied in Switzerland! 

Vanessa @Kittyprryde Do you have any hobbies like collecting or knitting?

PAUL: Not really, but I do have some nice guitar picks from over the years and some nice books too! 

Shawndelle Dixon @ShawndelleD Are you the walrus?

PAUL: In fact because I happen to wear a walrus head in Magical Mystery Tour – I am the nearest any of use came! GooGoogAJoob!

dreamer @AllonsyHP What makes you feel better when you’re in bad mood?

PAUL: Drugs, Alcohol & Sex (he says with a wink) 

Domi Silva @domisilva93 What the World needs now is…?

PAUL: Paul McCartney – vote for me! (He said modestly!) Though I’m not sure what state I’m in!

Phil McNamara @Phil_McNamara Favourite gig you’ve BEEN to? (not played in)

PAUL: There are many, but @S_C_ (Mr. Carter) & @kanyewest comes to mind. 

Naked dude @declanjayyy Is there anyone who makes you starstruck?

PAUL: Even though I’ve known him for a long time the nearest is probably @bobdylan.

Naked dude @declanjayyy Do you ever twerk? 

PAUL: The last time I tweaked I was with @katyperry. She was rather good at it! TWERKED! (Autocorrect – sorry!)

Rachel Foster Mowgli @Bearluffer Favorite song you have written for someone else?

PAUL: ‘Step Inside Love’ which I wrote for the British singer Cilla Black, but Diana Krall has one of mine coming out soon that I love.

Rick Rubin @RickRubin (question not publicily posted)

PAUL: Yes I do. I don’t know quite what, but I believe in a benevolent spirit that is behind everything that we do.

Andrew St. Clair @Andrew_StClair What makes the studio space at Abbey Road so special? 

PAUL: There have been so many great hits made in that room that physically and spiritually it has a greatness built into it.

DiegomiralbÈs @dmiralbes4 Hey Paul, can you reply to this tweet saying something very stupid?

PAUL: My toes are in my mouth! 

laura @_pri3to What’s the first record you ever bought?

PAUL: Gene Vincent singing Be Bop A Lula on the Capitol label which was sheer magic. 

Kornball @jennikorn Can you give me a nickname?

PAUL: Kornball! You shall forever be known as this!

25 days to arctic @oeizes  Favourite song at the moment????

PAUL: I’ve been enjoying @foofighters new track ‘Something From Nothing’ and @Sia ‘Chandelier’ 

THANKS PAUL ILYSM @besidepotte Would you like to visit the moon?

PAUL: No I don’t even like rollercoasters! 

Red Owl @ReadyOwl @MusicVaultz How has being a vegetarian changed you?

PAUL: It’s made me healthier, but certainly given me a compassionate perspective on the animals we share the planet with.

Joanna Scatasti @ohJOyouudidnt Have you ever forgotten the words to a song while you were playing it?

PAUL: Quite regularly. I think that the people in my audience know the songs better than I do. Excuse is I’ve written rather a lot.

duda @cantadadejones How old were you when you wrote your first song?????????

PAUL: I was 14 years old in Liverpool. It was called ‘I Lost My Little Girl’ 

Florencia @yourloveaway Paul, you sing in the shower?

PAUL: Yes I do – ‘Singing in the Rain’ or ‘It’s Raining Men’ or ‘Waterfalls’!

Heal the world @ImagineJWLennon Something new you learned lately?

PAUL: Patience! (Not sure if it’s true but it’s an answer!) 

Patricia Francis @Oceans1156 Do you like Halloween? What was your favorite candy as a kid?

PAUL: I do like it, it allows me to go unrecognized in my disguise and Mars Bars were my favourite! 

Manu @ManuVFM9 What is your favourite colour?

PAUL: Blue comes to mind. 

Andrew Davis @andrewdaviis Are you excited for the rerelease of Venus and Mars & Wings At The Speed Of Sound?

PAUL: Yeah! I think that my team has put together brilliant packages that even I find amazingly interesting. 

Daniele Paula @petitnany What do you most like about doing live concerts in Brazil?

PAUL: The crazy enthusiasm and youth of the audiences. They’re brilliant! 

Michelle Gregory @shellybegood Do you have a favourite flower Paul? Mine are lilies.

PAUL: probably roses! 

@user8472 Favourite Meryl Streep movie?

PAUL: I love Meryl Streep. Devil Wears Prada is great, although everything she does is brilliant. 

Vickie Valenzuela @vickjagger What was your best Halloween costume?

PAUL: Alice Cooper! [ @RealAliceCooper ]

Beatlesmaniacs @Beatlesmaniacs4 Which is your favorite kind of sports? xo

PAUL: Football (Soccer), but to watch on TV: American Football, Track, and Basketball. 

Ryan Adams @TheRyanAdams Are you a cyborg?

PAUL: I am in fact an alien! 

Clara @clara_carvalhoo Do you have any tattoos?

PAUL: No I don’t. Not even on my ass!

Leticia. @beatlepaulmcca What was the inspiration for the song of Wings “Call Me Back Again”?

PAUL: I was imagining being a kid and phoning a girlfriend who never answered. 

Orbital Nick @orbitalnick What’s your favourite bassline to play? One you really enjoy!

PAUL: At the moment it’s…’For the Benefit of Mr Kite’. It’s challenging! 

alunvaughan @alunvaughan Have you got a favourite cover of one of your tracks?

PAUL: There are so many that I love it’s difficult to say but Esther Phillips version of ‘And I love HIM’ comes to mind.

Collin Searls @goldengat Will you be playing Hope (the Destiny theme) live in concert?

PAUL: HOPEfully!

Marcos f. @marcosfelixm There’s another song from the ‘NEW’ album that you would like to put on the setlist?

PAUL: We’ve been playing with ‘Appreciate,’ but it’s kind of hard to do. 

Mary @ClassicRockzzzz Cats or dogs?

PAUL: Dogs! (Although I love cats too) 

Brandon Butler @butlerb92 If you could describe the “Wings Years” in one or two words, what word(s) would you use and why?

PAUL: Difficult, but Brilliant! 

Yonosoy Rodrigo @YonosoyRodrig Who is your favourite classical composer?

PAUL: Probably Bach. 

Emily Vidovich @EmilyVidovich Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?

PAUL: I hardly ever see sunrises so it’s sunsets for me!

melissa @dollybird1963 Did you come up with the idea for the new album cover?

PAUL: No! It was my design team, Mike & Rebecca who suggested it and then my son-in-law Alasdhair suggested the neon.

andres @TheLegoguy15 How did you come up with the song Blackbird?

PAUL: I was in Scotland & was playing guitar thinking of a Bach piece that we used to play & also the civil rights situation.

Nick Tregoning @triglarrrrrrr What’s your favourite cheese? 

PAUL: I like a lot of them. How about cheddar, goats, feta and de Boursin.

Jennifer @JenniferMcBowie Do you have a favorite TV show? 

PAUL: I love ‘Veep’ and ‘Family Feud’ (“We asked a hundred people!”) 

@manicbeatles (question not publicily posted)

PAUL: Summer holiday with the family and kids. 

elijah Kraling @elijahkraling What goes through your mind when you walk out on to the stage with a huge crowd? 

PAUL: Great excitement at their reaction.

@PaulMcCartney We grabbed a few more answers from Paul before he left which we’ll post over the coming days. Thank you for all your questions! [MPL] 

@PaulMcCartney Hey! This was fun, gang! Gotta run. Meanwhile I’ll leave you with this song:

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