Paul McCartney teases his new album 'McCartney III' in trailer

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Sir Paul McCartney has said that he’s never written a memoir because they are for people who are old and retiring. The Beatles legend made his comments during a chat with Radio 4 presenter John Wilson.

The singer is showing no signs of slowing down as he approaches his 80th birthday and has a string of upcoming projects on the horizon.

As well as recording an episode for John’s show This Cultural Life, in which he looks back at the music that shaped his life, he recently released a book.

Grandude’s Green Submarine is a children’s book and a follow-up to the picture book Hey Grandude.

Paul is also set to release The Lyrics, a self-portrait which recounts his life through a catalogue of 154 songs.

He will also host a live event at the Royal Festival Hall to coincide with the release of his book.

During a chat with Radio Times, the DJ recalled a conversation he’d had with the songwriter while recording his radio programme.

John asked Paul why he had never written a traditional memoir.

“I’m not old and I’m not retiring,” the musician said, believing that to be the appropriate time to pen his life story.

Earlier this month, Paul and his wife Nancy Shevell celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary together.

The Live At Let Die singer took to social media to mark the occasion and shared a cosy snap of the pair with his 3.6 million followers.

“10 beautiful years together. Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife,” he captioned the photograph.

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Prior to his marriage to the American businesswoman, Paul was wed to Heather Mills for six years from 2002 to 2008.

A year after they tied the knot Heather gave birth to a daughter, who they named Beatrice.

His first marriage to Linda McCartney was more successful and lasted almost three decades right up until her death in 1998.

She died of breast cancer at the age of 56.

The couple had four children together Heather, Mary, Stella and James.

Paul’s song My Valentine, which appears on his 2012 album Kisses from the Bottom, is reportedly about his wife.

In a recent trailer for his new book, he also revealed the inspiration for the song Rocky Racoon, which was recorded in 1968.

Read the full interview in Radio Times – Out now.

This Cultural Life airs on Saturday at 7.15pm on Radio 4.

Paul’s book The Lyrics is set to be published on 2 November.

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