• 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

The 2020s

In every corner of the world the early 2020s were defined by one phenomenon: COVID-19. In the isolation of “Rockdown” Paul found himself fleshing out McCartney III, the stripped back, self-produced solo work which scored him his first UK #1 album in 31 years. It also marked a period of reflection, as Paul revisited key moments in his life for the candid book THE LYRICS: 1956 to the Present; in the documentary The Beatles: Get Back; and in the Rick Rubin-produced McCartney 3,2,1. The moment circumstances allowed, Paul announced new live dates with the GOT BACK tour and a headline performance at Glastonbury Festival.


Photo of Flaming Pie (Archive Collection) album artwork which includes a polaroid transfer of Paul McCartney.

Flaming Pie (Archive Collection)


The thirteenth instalment in Paul’s Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection series Flaming Pie (Archive Collection) comprised of the original 1997 album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6. This release saw a strictly limited edition 4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition box released which features ‘The Ballad of the Skeletons’ – Paul’s 1996 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, also featuring Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye.

I remember just having a laugh with Jeff Lynne, and the various people I worked with on the album. We had quite a lot of fun making it - Steve Miller, Jeff Lynne and I, and Ringo was there too. So, I think those are my favourite memories, just working with them all.


From You Gave Me The Answer – ‘Flaming Pie’

A black and white photo of Paul McCartney and Jeff Lynne during the recording sessions for 'Flaming Pie'
Jeff Lynne and Paul at The Mill. Sussex, 1995. Photos by Linda McCartney
Photo of Paul playing guitar in 1996. This photo became a polaroid transfer which became the cover for 'Flaming Pie'
Paul playing guitar at home in Sussex, September 1996. This went on to become the album cover photograph.

McCartney III


Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs  would become McCartney III : a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II.

I realised there were some songs that I half worked on, so I started finishing those up. Then there were songs that I’d never worked on, but I'd written year or so ago, and I enjoyed going back to them because it wasn't for anything. It felt homemade...


From You Gave Me The Answer - Writing McCartney III

Photo of Paul in his Sussex studio recording 'McCartney III'
Paul in Hog Hill Mill Studio. Photo by Mary McCartney
Photo of Paul on the drums in his Sussex studio recording 'McCartney III' in 2020
Paul in Hog Hill Mill Studio recording 'McCartney III'. Photo by Mary McCartney
Photo of Paul and Bill Black's Bass in 2020 recording "McCartney III'
Paul with Bill Black's Bass during the recording sessions for 'McCartney III'. Photo by Mary McCartney

This song is kind of an idealistic thing, a hippy existence on a farm, planting trees, mending fences and living the good life which is something I like. I love nature and I love that idea of getting down and getting your hands dirty.



Image of McCartney III Imagined album cover featuring a dice designed by Ed Ruscha

McCartney III Imagined


Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favourite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. Featuring Anderson .Paak, Beck, Blood Orange, Damon Albarn, EOB, Josh Homme, Khruangbin, 3D RDN from Massive Attack, Phoebe Bridgers,  St. Vincent & more

I loved people reimagining these songs. Every time one came in it was like a Christmas gift! I’m really glad that the artists had a free shot at what they wanted to do with it. Nobody was given any strict briefs, so it was really interesting to see who did what...


From You Gave Me The Answer - McCartney III Imagined

Photo of Paul reading the New York Times as featured in 'The Kiss of Venus (Dominic Fike)' music video
Paul on the set for the ‘The Kiss Of Venus (Dominic Fike)’ music video. The first single from this years ‘McCARTNEY III Imagined’ album featuring an all-star line up of musicians.
Photo of Paul McCartney Royal Mail stamps

Royal Mail and Paul McCartney release of a set of limited special Stamps

Working in collaboration between Royal Mail, Paul and his team at MPL, this limited collection of stamps feature some of Paul’s most loved album covers and his passion for studio recording.

Book cover for Linda McCartney's Family Kitchen

Linda McCartney's Family Kitchen


Over thirty years ago, Linda McCartney first blazed the trail for meat-free cooking, and she shared the pleasure of eating compassionately around her family table. In 2021 Paul, Mary and Stella brought Linda’s kitchen up to date, re-inventing her best-loved recipes for the plant-based cook, alongside their favourite family stories and the dishes that they now eat at home.

Linda was blazing the trail with vegetarianism, telling people about it and promoting it. At home, she would cook for the family and these recipes have been now brought up to date for a modern audience, so they’re all now plant-based and fabulous.


From UPDATED: 'Linda McCartney’s Family Kitchen' by Linda, Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney out now!

Film cover for Paul McCartney's McCartney 3 2 1

McCartney 3,2,1

Film Zachary Heinzerling

McCartney 3,2,1 showed a rare, in-depth, one on one discussion between Paul and legendary producer Rick Rubin. Across a six-part documentary series the pair discussed Paul’s groundbreaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 70s arena rock of Wings and his 50-plus years as a solo artist.

Book cover for Paul McCartney Grandude's Green Submarine

Grandude's Green Submarine


The sequel to Paul's internationally bestselling picture book, Hey Grandude! landed arrived on shores in 2021. Grandude’s Green Submarine continues the adventures of Grandude and his Chillers as they set off on a quest to find their music-loving grandmother, Nandude!

Writing Grandude’s adventures is something I love, so it made sense to keep going and write more of his story. I hope parents, grandparents and Chillers alike get a lot of pleasure from this new book!


The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present


Described as a self-portrait in 154 songs THE LYRICS gave an extraordinary look into Paul's life and art from all stages of his career. Presented across two volumes the book explored Paul's earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present.

I hope that what I’ve written will show people something about my songs and my life which they haven’t seen before. I’ve tried to say something about how the music happens and what it means to me and I hope what it may mean to others too.


From 'THE LYRICS: 1956 to the Present' to be published in November


Photo of Paul used on the 'Got Back' tour admat

Got Back Tour


Following more than a year of speculation, Paul GOT BACK on the road with a 13-city return to stages. Kicking off April 28 with Paul’s first ever show in Spokane and running through to June 16 in East Rutherford NJ, where Paul will play MetLife Stadium for the first time since 2016, GOT BACK see's Paul’s live debuts in Hollywood FL, Knoxville TN and Winston-Salem NC, his first Fort Worth TX and Baltimore MD shows since 1976 with Wings and 1964 with The Beatles, respectively, and his first Oakland CA date in 20 years. The tour will also include stops in cities where Paul has put in more recent yet no less unforgettable performances, including Boston MA, Los Angeles CA, Orlando FL, Seattle WA, and Syracuse NY.


Women and Wives


A limited edition 12" single of 'Women and Wives' was released for Record Store Day 2022, featuring a B-side of St. Vincent's McCartney III Imagined remix of the song. The single was Record Store Day's inaugural Song of the Year.


Live In Frome


Paul warms up for his Glastonbury headlining performance with an intimate set, full of wonderful surprises. Performing live in Frome, Somerset at the 'Cheese and Grain'. Tickets for this extraordinary experience are available only at the 'Cheese and Grain' box office - in-person only - and is available on a strictly first-come first-served basis. ⁠

'I Am Playing Glastonbury 2022' graphic



Paul headlined the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night of Glastonbury Festival 2022, with an exhilarating performance featuring special guests Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl. Paul previously headlined the Festival in 2004.

Paul and the band play with Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen at Glastonbury
Paul and the band are joined by Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen again for the grand finale of their Glastonbury set
Black and white photo of Paul and Bruce Springsteen singing to each other on stage
Paul and Bruce Springsteen sing 'Glory Days' at Glastonbury Festival
Paul stands facing the crowd at Glastonbury, illuminated by a spotlight
Paul stands with Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson at Glastonbury 2022.
Paul stands with his left arm raised and his back to the camera, facing a crowd of people holding flags
Paul on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, 2022. Photo by Sonny McCartney

The 7” Singles Box


The 7” Singles Box is the ultimate package for any McCartney fan. From 1971’s 'Another Day' to a 7” version of 2022’s Record Store Day Song of the Year, 'Women and Wives' (taken from 2020’s chart-topping McCartney III) - the 80 singles included represent half a century of Paul’s life showcasing his prolific creativity and relentless innovation. An absolute treasure trove of music, the box set features recreations of 65 singles – complete with their original B-sides (using restored artwork from 11 different countries) as well as 15 singles never before released on 7”.