Recording at Abbey Road Studios, London, 2013

Pictures: Mary McCartney

Return Of The Macca

Back with 'New', his 49th album, Sir Paul McCartney's passion for playing live and writing new material shows no sign of abating. The 71-year-old legend talks to Matt Wilkinson about his competition with The Rolling Stones, his love of hip-hop, and why he'll never find a collaborator like Lennon.

In my real life, I'm a granddad. I've got eight grandchildren. So I have grown up officially. But in my musical life... I don't have to be a grandad.