Exclusive: Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield interviews Sir Paul McCartney about 1983 album ‘Pipes of Peace’

Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield interviews Sir Paul McCartney about 1983 album ‘Pipes of Peace’

Frontman speaks to his hero in a conversation exclusive to DIY.

Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield has interviewed Sir Paul McCartney about his 1983 album ‘Pipes of Peace’.

In a piece exclusive to DIY, the frontman meets up with McCartney to talk songwriting, his career post-Beatles and his experiences working with Michael Jackson.

Speaking candidly on life as a solo artist, McCartney says: “When you’re successful - I mean, especially Beatles success - everyone assumes you just have a great life, you’re totally confident about everything you do, the success must make you like that. At the end of the day, though, you’re still a guy, with daily problems.”

On the first time he heard ‘Pipes of Peace’, James Dean Bradfield talks about being “the runt of the litter… very short, with big National Health specs, and the only thing that was medicine for my soul was melody.”

See the results of this joint interview on DIY here.

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