Watch Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler cover The Beatles song ‘Helter Skelter’
Paul McCartney teamed up with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for a unique rendition of The Beatles song ‘Helter Skelter’.
McCartney, currently touring North America and playing material from his most recent solo album Egypt Station, recruited Tyler for a performance in Las Vegas.
The track, taken from 1968 Beatles record the White Album, was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney at a time when the band attempted to dirty up their image slightly.
Fans of Aerosmith will know full well that Tyler and the band have incorporated their cover version of The Beatles classic to their live performances in recent years.
See the performance below.
In more recent McCartney news, the former Beatle took the decision to hit out at Texas university for allegedly “using dogs for experiments” in an impassioned open letter.
McCartney is responding to footage released by PETA which supposedly shows the university performing muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs.
In a letter written to Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young, McCartney has urged him to stop the experiment and described the footage as “heartbreaking” before details his love for the animal.
“The video footage of golden retrievers in your university’s dog laboratory is heartbreaking,” he wrote in a letter yesterday. “I have had dogs since I was a boy and loved them all dearly, including Martha, who was my companion for about 15 years and about whom I wrote the song ‘Martha My Dear’.”
McCartney continued: “Please do the right thing by ending the suffering of dogs in TAMU’s muscular dystrophy laboratory and switching to modern research methods instead.”
McCartney is a longterm animal rights and has previously teamed up with PETA on numerous different projects in the past.