Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney reportedly ‘amazed revellers’ at Coachella last weekend, when he went on stage unannounced during Dutch DJ Afrojack’s set and mixed a few tracks.
“Macca popped up in Afrojack's set and was having it on stage behind the DJ booth. Nancy was standing behind him like a typical house DJ's girl,” an unnamed ‘source’ told the Sun.
“It was a weird and once-in-a-lifetime experience,” the source added, "I think a lot of the ravers thought they were seeing things.”
His surprise mini DJ set happened two years after he admitted suffering from crippling stage fright during the earliest stages of his career when he performed to half empty concert halls with the Beatles.
“I remember being on the steps of Wembley Town Hall literally getting ill with nerves, and thinking, 'I've got to give this business up, this is no good'. It was quite nerve-wracking,” he told a London press conference in 2009.
"We went to Stroud one day, and hardly anyone showed up, which wasn't wonderful,” he recalled, “Then you used to have these Teddyboys, the louts, you know,” he added, “They started throwing coins at us.”
The uber-successful pop star previously dabbled in dance music under the pseudonym of Fireman (alongside 90s psy-trance producer Youth) releasing three albums.
Promoting their last album Electric Arguments (in 2008) he was similarly explicit about his song-writing techniques, revealing many of the record’s lyrics were explicitly inspired by others’ words.
"I'd get out poetry books and just kind of scour them and find phrases, then stick them to a phrase from another book, so I wasn't nicking somebody's whole poem,” he recalled, “And I'd go on like that until I had enough to sing,” he confessed.
Article by Jonty Skrufff
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