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Interview With Paul McCartney

Aired May 29, 2003 - 20:56   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Sir Paul McCartney said hello to CNN when he was in England for a concert for an exclusive interview in which he talked about expecting his first new baby in 25 years.
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PAUL MCCARTNEY, MUSICIAN: All I'm saying about the baby is we're very happy, and I'm not going any further than that.

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COOPER: All right. Short but sweet.

At the tender age of 60, Paul McCartney is still making music as well as babies. He talked about that as well.

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MCCARTNEY: A lot of people have asked that. I think it's because, you know, when you get to my venerable age, people think, Whoa, this is probably the last time. And also because we're doing a lot of Beatles songs, it's like, Oh, he's summing up his career. I didn't think I was doing that at all. I suppose I am in some ways. But it's not intended, certainly, to be my last tour.

You know, as far as I'm concerned I'm planning the next one now. There's a lot of songs we left out of this one that we've been rehearsing, trying to get in. But it's hard to know on this show what to take out. We've got it pretty sussed (ph) now. You know, we kind of know how it goes now. I think we'll just save them for the next one.

So I certainly -- you know, this is just the beginning for me. I'm mad. You know, I don't think of retiring at all. So, I -- you know, and the thing is, it's been such a huge success, that -- and the band is so cool that it's like, why would you fold Led Zeppelin?

You know, it's a really good band. It's a great band to play with. Great musicians. I enjoy listening to them. It did hit me after the first American three months, which was all we were supposed to be doing. I just thought, I can't go home and say goodbye to this band. We're going to have three months off. Have a summer. Get married. Have some real quality time. Then we've got to get back. You know, there's no sense -- you don't fold this band.

So yes, this isn't the last tour. I can pretty much guarantee that.

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COOPER: Paul McCartney still going strong after all these years.

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