Paul McCartney representatives issued a “no comment” Monday when asked by Beatles Examiner to confirm reports in the New York Post's Page Six column and Monday on Billboard.biz that secret recording sessions have been held by Paul McCartney and Kanye West during sessions for West's upcoming album that is planned for this fall. But Billboard says their sources have confirmed anonymously that the story is true.
According to the report in the Post, the two have been working on a number of tracks and an album could possibly develop from the collaboration, though Billboard said how little or how much will be used from the sessions isn't known yet. West reportedly attended McCartney's recent Dodger Stadium show, the Post said.
McCartney is on a lengthy break from his Out There! tour which will begin again in late September in San Diego. The tour's latest three shows took him to Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium, US Airways Center in Phoenix and the most recent last Thursday to San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
The show at Candlestick Park was to be the last big event before the stadium is demolished, which according to reports will happen early next year. The big blowout included extra fireworks on “Live and Let Die” and a rare live performance by McCartney of “Long Tall Sally,” the last song the Beatles played at Candlestick Park.
The stage backdrop for the live song also included rare and unseen photos of the Beatles by legendary photographer Jim Marshall, who had complete access to photograph the group at the show. The sold out show, however, was plagued by parking lots filling up and some people going home without getting into the concert.
Besides the show in San Diego, the restart of the Out There! tour will included shows rescheduled from earlier this year. McCartney postponed the first leg of his 2014 U.S. shows while recovering from a virus. He also canceled several shows in the Far East, but those have yet to be rescheduled.