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Paul McCartney To Star In Virtual Reality Documentary

Paul McCartney is to be the star of a six-part virtual reality (VR) documentary series.

The first two episodes of the VR series will debut on Tuesday on the Jaunt VR App.

Each episode will focus on one of McCartney's tracks, either solo or with his band Wings, with the opening pair chronicling the creation of his 1980 track Coming Up and 2007's Dance Tonight.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the immersive audio and visual experiences, titled PURE McCartney VR, will feature The Beatles legend recounting his memories of writing the songs, alongside never-before-seen archive footage and newly remastered versions of the tracks.

Other songs getting the virtual reality treatment are My Valentine Parts 1 and 2, Mull of Kintyre, June 10 and Early Days.

The episodes will be released between 31 May and 14 June, either side of the release of his new compilation album, Pure McCartney on June 10.

The 73-year-old rocker's virtual reality project was directed by Grammy Award winning music video and American History X film director Tony Kaye.

It is not the first time the musician has embraced VR technology, as he previously teamed up with Jaunt to film him performing his James Bond theme Live and Let Die at a 2014 concert in San Francisco, California.

Despite being prepared to reminisce about his post-Beatles career, in a new BBC interview, he revealed how The Beatles' break-up at the end of the 1960s left him deeply depressed.

"I was breaking from my lifelong friends, not knowing whether I was going to continue in music," he revealed. "I took to the bevvies (alcohol). I took to a wee dram. It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn't having a good time. It wasn't working. I wanted to get back to square one, so I ended up forming Wings."

(WENN)

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