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Paul McCartney Speaks To Rick Rubin About His Musical Roots

It’s official … the Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin‘s documentary series on the former Beatles’ musical roots is being released July 16 on Hulu.

Following a December report that McCartney and Rubin were collaborating on a documentary, the six-part series McCartney 3,2,1 will premiere on Hulu. In the multi-part broadcast McCartney sits down with music mega-producer, Rubin, for a rare one-on-one interview to discuss his pioneering work with The Beatles, Wings’ 1970s arena rock, and his 50-plus years as a solo artist. And songwriting and personal relationships that influenced his most popular songs will be discussed in depth throughout the intimate conversation.

Since composing his first song at the age of 14, Sir Paul has won 18 Grammy Awards and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for his contributions to music and McCartney III, his most recent album, debuted at No. 1 in the UK Official Charts and No. 1 in the US Billboard Top Album Sales list when it was released in December 2020.

Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell continue to co-produce and host the podcast series Broken Record including The Strokes’ Grammy-winning album The New Abnormal. McCartney, Rubin, Scott Rodger, Peter Berg, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Jeff Pollack, Frank Marshall, and Ryan Suffern serve as executive producers, with Leila Mattimore acting as co-executive producer. Zachary Heinzerling, an Emmy Award winner, directed McCartney 3,2,1. Endeavor Content is the studio, and MPL Communications Inc., Shangri-La, Film 45, Kennedy Marshall, and Diamond Docs are among the producers.

“Never before have fans had the opportunity to hear Paul McCartney share the experience of creating his life’s work – more than 50 years of culture-defining music – in such expansive, celebratory detail,” said Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Watching Paul and Rick Rubin dissect how some of the biggest hits in music history came to be is truly fascinating. Paul’s decision to return to Hulu to share this one-of-a-kind series is an honor.”

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Author: Luke Traina

Photo: Jimmy Baikovicius