Paul McCartney New Album 2013: 'New' Single Released [VIDEO] 71-Year-Old Beatles Legend Says He May Never Retire

By Scott Taylor | Sep 01, 2013 02:00 PM EDT
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Musician Paul McCartney performs during a concert at the National Stadium in Warsaw June 22, 2013.
(Photo : REUTERS/Peter Andrews) Musician Paul McCartney performs during a concert at the National Stadium in Warsaw June 22, 2013.

Beatles legend Paul McCartney not only has a new album coming out in 2013, but he also said that he may never retire. The 71-year-old recently told Chicago's XRT that he may never stop making music. McCartney just released his latest single titled "New." You can watch/listen to "New" below. McCartney's New album will be released this fall with an Oct. 15 release date in the U.S.

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New will be McCartney's first album of new music since 2007. McCartney released "Kisses on the Bottom" in 2012, but as Huffington Post notes, the album consisted of mostly cover songs. McCartney had a busy week last week, promoting his upcoming album and single. On Wednesday McCartney announced the release date for New. Then, after tweeting out single word lyrics from "New," McCartney released the full single.

McCartney also recently told XRT in Chicago that he loves making music so much that he may never stop. "For me, the main thing is I love making music so much," McCartney said to Chicago's WXRT (via NME). "If I retired, I'd still do exactly what I do. So I may as well not retire...Retire from what? I'd do this for nothing."

I'm sure if McCartney never retired you wouldn't hear many complaints. At 71-years old, McCartney is still making great music and there are no signs of him slowing down anytime soon.

McCartney told XRT that he still gets people coming up to him and telling him that his music changed their lives. "I get so many people coming up to me on the street saying, 'Your music changed my life,'" McCartney said. "And I get a lot of cool musicians saying it, like Tom Petty and Dave Grohl."


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