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November 26 - December 6, 2015

What happened for Paul in 2015

2015 in terms of McCartney news started on New Year’s Eve, with the surprise announcement of the first collaboration between Paul McCartney and Kanye West, the single “Only One“. It was followed, late January, by the announcement of “FourFiveSeconds“, another single with Kanye, featuring Rihanna on vocals and McCartney on acoustic guitar. The three of them performed “FourFiveSeconds” at the Grammy Awards in February. A third single with Kanye, “All Day“, was released in March and drove some controversy, due to the usage of the n-word. Working with Kanye West and Rihanna exposed Paul McCartney to a younger audience, and created a lot of media exposure.

From what we know, Paul McCartney didn’t spend much time recording new music in 2015. But he had another very active year on the touring front. For Valentine’s Day, he played a very intimate concert in New York for an audience of 200. In April, the “Out There” tour entered its third and final year – with a new leg in Japan / Korea, followed by European dates in May and June, and some US dates in June and October. McCartney also headlined a few summer festivals, like Firefly in Dover USA, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Roskilde in Denmark.

2015 also saw the re-release of the “Tug Of War” and “Pipes Of Peace” albums, as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

Regarding non-music matters, McCartney was quite active to promote his 6-year-old “Meat Free Monday” initiative, especially in light of the COP21 climate conference organized in Paris in December 2015, explaining on many occasions the benefit of reducing the consumption of meat to reduce the impact on the climate.

On the Beatles front, McCartney inducted Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April ; all Beatles’ videos and promo films were restored and reissued in the Beatles 1+ Video Collection ; and to close the year, the Beatle’s music catalog was made available on all major streaming platforms on December 24.

Last updated on March 5, 2021

Albums Paul McCartney contributed to, released in 2015

All Day

By Kanye West • Single


By Rihanna • Single

Hollywood Vampires

By Hollywood Vampires • Official album


By Diana Krall • Official album

Films released in 2015

1+ Video Collection

2015 • For The Beatles

A Day In The Life

2015 • For The Beatles

A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney

2015 • For Paul McCartney

Come Together

2015 • For The Beatles

Food Revolution Day

2015 • For Various Artists


2015 • For Rihanna

Love Song to the Earth

2015 • For Various Artists • Directed by Trey Fanjoy

Love Song to the Earth (Lyric video)

2015 • For Various Artists • Directed by Jerry Cope

Save Us

2015 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Charlie Lightening

Say Say Say (2015 Remix)

2015 • For Paul McCartney • Directed by Ryan Heffington

Say Say Say (2015 Remix) (Fan Video)

2015 • For Paul McCartney

Concerts, TV & radio shows

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards rehearsals

Feb 07, 2015 • USA • Los Angeles

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Feb 08, 2015 • USA • Los Angeles • Staples Center • TV show

Special Valentine’s Day Concert

Feb 14, 2015 • USA • New York • Irving Plaza

‘Saturday Night Live’ 40th Anniversary Special

Feb 15, 2015 • USA • New York City • NBC Studios • TV show

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony

Apr 18, 2015 • USA • Cleveland • Cleveland's Public Hall

Out There Tour

Shows: 26 • Countries: 9

Private graduation party

May 09, 2015 • USA • Winter Park • Interlachen Country Club

Robin Hood Benefit

May 12, 2015 • USA • New York City • Jacob Javits Center

Summer festivals 2015

Shows: 4 • Countries: 2

PETA's 35th Anniversary Party

Sep 30, 2015 • USA • Hollywood • Hollywood Palladium

2015 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition (private show)

Oct 19, 2015 • USA • Philadelphia • Pennsylvania Convention Center

Saturday Night Live - Season 41 - Episode 9

Dec 19, 2015 • USA • New York City • NBC Studios • TV show

Recording sessions in 2015

Mixing "1+"

Circa 2015 • Songs recorded during this session appear on 1+

Remixing "Tug Of War" album

March 2-30, 2015 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War - Archive Collection

Songs written in 2015

Food Revolution Day

Unreleased song

2015 interviews

You Gave Me The Answer (2015)

2015 • From

Little Steven's Underground Garage #666

Jan 07, 2015 • From Little Steven's Underground Garage

Steve Holley interview

Feb 10, 2015 • From Glenn Williams

Sir Paul McCartney on music production

Feb 13, 2015 • From BBC News


April 2015 • From

Being Ringo: A Beatle’s All-Starr Life

Apr 15, 2015 • From RollingStone

Interview with BBC Radio 6 Music

May 21, 2015 • From BBC Radio 6 Music

Interview for NPO Radio 2

Jun 04, 2015 • From NPO Radio 2

Interview for Paris Match

Jun 04, 2015 • From Paris Match

Paul McCartney Is Esquire's August Cover Star

Jul 02, 2015 • From Esquire

Interview for P4 radio

Jul 07, 2015 • From P4 Radio

You Gave Me The Answer - Christmas 2015 Edition

Dec 23, 2015 • From


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