To mark the release of his upcoming album, former Beatle and legendary musician Paul McCartney (@paulmccartney) took part in his first-ever live Twitter Q&A, responding to questions from fans around the world.
According to Topsy Pro, there have been more than 28,000 Tweets with the #AskMacca hashtag today, outpacing the 12,000 we saw with #AskBeckham on the day of David Beckham’s Twitter Q&A in February.
McCartney tweeted about his forthcoming album release, the songwriting process, his favourite guitar strings and most recent album purchases:
Cheers @JacksonBeatles The last albums I bought were by @kanyewest @The_National @thecivilwars and @s_c_ (Jay Z) #askMacca— Paul McCartney ( @PaulMcCartney) October 3, 2013
One curious fan wanted to know how McCartney would sum his loyal army of followers up in three words. His response was emphatic:
Cheers @tardisofbones Fan-Bloody-Tastic! #askMacca— Paul McCartney ( @PaulMcCartney) October 3, 2013
Towards the end of the Q&A, McCartney even hinted at a potential collaboration with @bobdylan:
Cheers @magicalmysterys There was a rumour about a year ago that @bobdylan & I might work together but we haven’t picked up on it #askMacca— Paul McCartney ( @PaulMcCartney) October 3, 2013
McCartney wrapped things up by signing a copy of his album - captured in a six second Vine video - for one of his lucky fans:
Hi @dollybird1963, thanks for your question. You’ve won this signed CD! Please check your DMs https://t.co/CXNDNxQa7e #askMacca— Paul McCartney ( @PaulMcCartney) October 3, 2013
Today, Twitter brought Paul McCartney fans closer to a living legend. The #AskMacca hashtag trended third worldwide, and was top in the UK this afternoon. And if your question didn’t get answered today, stay tuned - there will be more to come:
Thanks for all your tweets. There have been so many questions we will try and get a few more answered in the coming days… [MPL]— Paul McCartney ( @PaulMcCartney) October 3, 2013
NEW will be released on 14th October in the UK (15th October in the US).