Paul McCartney received a little help from his friends at his Freshen Up Tour stop on Dec. 16 in London at The O2. The legendary British rocker performed a marathon 40-song set, which included a cover of his self-penned Beatles' smash hit “Get Back" with fellow ex-Beatle bandmate Ringo Starr and Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood.
NME reports on Dec. 17 that Macca and his fellow rock legends performed their cover of The Fab Four's 1969 chart-topper during the night's eight-song encore. Starr and Wood had been spotted in the sold-out O2 earlier in the night along with The Who frontman Roger Daltrey and actress Emma Stone, who stars in Sir Paul's newly released music video for “Who Cares.” Fans can check out an Instagram photo of McCartney and his numerous celebrity pals taken by daughter Stella McCartney at the London gig here.
In the fan-shot footage, the massive crowd claps en masse as touring guitarist Brian Ray kicks off the star-studded jam with Get Back's instantly familiar chugging rhythm. McCartney performs on his signature Vox Beatle bass as he launches into the first verse, singing, “Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner/But he knew it couldn't last.”
The 18-time Grammy winner released a short film on Monday titled “Who Cares I Do.”The song is from the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's chart-topping studio album Egypt Station, which dropped Sept. 7 via Capitol Records and is available to view here.
The “Band on the Run” hitmaker wrapped his 2018 tour year on Dec. 16 back in London at The O2 and will launch the U.S. leg of his Freshen Up Tour on May 23 in New Orleans at Smoothie King Arena.
Check out McCartney's star-studded London performance of “Get Back” below. For the latest details on Paul McCartney, click here.