Paul McCartney helps out his old bandmate

The BeatlesRingo Starr has brought in his old bandmate Paul McCartney to feature on his new solo album ‘Y Not’.

Playing on the lead single ‘Walk With Me’, McCartney also features on the track ‘Peace Dream’ playing bass guitar.

“I played him this track and Paul said, ‘Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans’,” Starr said of the collaboration.

He added: “He went to the mic and he just invented that part where he follows on my vocal. That was all Paul McCartney, and there could be nothing better. He’s a genius.”

Due out on January 12, 2010, ‘Y Not’ also includes collaborations with Ben Harper and Joss Stone.