Paul McCartney Opens Up in Carpool Karaoke Special
Earlier this season, Paul McCartney appeared on James Corden’s Late Late Show. And that became the best installment of Carpool Karaoke which gained more than 30 million views on YouTube. But now Paul McCartney joined Carpool Karaoke for a special prime time edition on Monday.
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool- the prime-time special is an extended version of the segment. The 20 minute session uncovered a lot of previously unseen material. Paul McCartney gave Corden a tour of his hometown. On the journey, opened up about The Beatles, his solo career. And also, what he thought of the ‘Paul is dead’ conspiracy theories. Paul McCartney said that he just let all that stuff go. The singer also added an explanation for how he was the only one barefooted on the cover of album Abbey Road. Apparently, he was wearing sandals that day considering the hot weather. But later, he even took them off.
The special edition left time for more songs. Paul McCartney even took some time to surprise locals at the pubs he used to previously play for. Corden pretended to be a bartender while McCartney and the band shocked people with impromptu concerts. Some of these songs included Lady Madonna, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, I Wanna Be Your Man and Drive My Car.
In this session, Paul McCartney also recounted the nine days he had to spend in a Japanese prison. But his only crime was packing marijuana in his bag in 1980. Once, the Beatles singer also pretended to be someone else in front of a fan. When asked if he was Paul McCartney, he denied. And added that he wished for his money though.
Paul McCartney also visited his childhood home. In addition, he sang emotional rendition of Let It Be that left the host in tears. Posing with the statues of Fab Four and photo-bombing fans also marked the special edition.
The prime-time special is an additional 20 minutes which were cut from the original footage. The idea of having the special edition initiated when Paul McCartney appeared on the Karaoke session for 23 minutes. Previously, the longest segment recorded was at 14 and a half minutes. Both the broadcasts with Paul McCartney are available on the CBS website.