Paul McCartney Rocks ‘Colbert Report’
Last night (June 12th), Paul McCartney was the one-and-only guest on a special hour-long edition of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Although the tongue-in-cheek questioning amounted to little more than the same sort of softball questions he’s been answering about his tenure in the Beatles and Wings for years, it was good to see that the signature “Beatle wit” was still razor sharp, alive, and well.
McCartney was promoting his new reissues of his 1976 live album Wings Over America and the concert film from the tour, Rockshow — which is finally available on DVD and Blu-ray. “Macca” and his band performed five songs — four of which are featured in both his current show and the 1976 reissues — “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” “Hi, Hi, Hi,” “Listen To What The Man Said” and “Lady Madonna.” The odd song out was the John Lennon Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band favorite, “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite,” which McCartney premiered on his current road trek.