At Home With A Pop Genius – Paul McCartney is on the cover of Q

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Paul McCartney makes a welcome return to the cover of Q this month (Q346, above, photographed by Alex Lake), inviting his old friends – well, he was on the front of our  first ever issue – round his gaff for a big chat.

As he prepares to haul his weighty back catalogue into various arenas this summer, Sir Paul invited Q’s Mark Blake into his private Sussex studio to discuss a life in music, from creating songs with The Beatles to his more recent artistic hook-ups and beyond…

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 Writing a classic: “Get the first line. It doesn’t matter if it’s rubbish…”


Working with Bob Dylan: “There’s been talk in the past…”


Collaborating with Kanye West: “I love his balls. If you're gonna work with Kanye you have to accept who he is…”


Plus much more


Also in this month’s issue we’re in the studio with Muse to preview new album Drones, we hit New York with HozierNile Rodgers answers your questions, The Prodigy storm back in a 10-page special interview, and we look back at the creation of Radiohead’s first classic album, The Bends.

We also have exclusive interviews with Mark LaneganRaekwonTori Amos and we reveal what your favourite artists are munching before gigs as we lift the lid on the rock rider.

With all this month’s essential reviews – including the definitive verdict on albums by BlurAlabama Shakes and more, plus D’Angelo live – and exclusive news, including the intimate return of Florence + The Machine, Q is the only music magazine you’ll need for the month ahead.

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