Kanye West’s collaborative track ‘All Day’ featuring Paul has been nominated for best 'Rap Performance' and 'Rap Song' at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The ceremony will take place on Monday 15th February at the Stales Center in Los Angeles.
Through his career Paul has notched up nearly 20 GRAMMYs, most recently winning five awards in 2014 for ‘Best Rock Song’ for ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ which he co-wrote with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, ‘Best Music Film’ and ‘Best Surround Sound Album’ for ‘Live Kisses’, ‘Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package’ for ‘Wings Over America’ and an award for The Beatles recognising their contribution to popular music.
During an interview for ‘Paintings on the Wall’ - a new 'art forum’ started this year by Paul here on PaulMcCartney.com - he told us how the Picasso painting ‘The Old Guitarist' wound up influencing the writing of 'All Day' with Kanye:
"Due to my love of Picasso's work, I was admiring his picture 'The Old Guitarist' (1904) and was intrigued by the chord he was playing. I transferred it to my own guitar and found that it was a beautiful chord. I then set myself the task of writing a piece that would use only two finger chords. I was telling this story to Kanye West when I was working with him and whistled the melody for him saying we might want to use it. He sent me back the track ‘All Day' where the tune had morphed into a heavy urban riff and was the intro of the song. At the end of 'All Day', you can hear me playing the melody in its original form. All thanks to Picasso.”
You can read the full ‘Paintings on the Wall’ article on Picasso HERE
And check out the full list of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominees HERE