Lollapalooza 2015

Paul McCartney pulls out the classics (and Alabama Shakes) at Lollapalooza

While we’re still reeling from the mud-fest that was Splendour in the Grass, Lollapalooza festival (which may be coming to Australia soon, considering their parent company C3 now owns Big Day Out) kicked off this weekend in the States, and was headlined by musical heroes old and new: Paul McCartney and The Weeknd. The Kanye-collaborating ex-Beatle’s set was, by all accounts, one of the best and longest headline sets in the Chicago festival’s history – spanning more than two hours, and featuring a huge range of hits from his many legendary decades within the music world.

Among the Beatles and solo hits, one of the main highlights of McCartney’s set was the far more recent FourFiveSecondsWhile neither Kanye nor Rihanna were on board to join him, he did bless his audience with one hell of a cameo from Alabama Shakes front-woman and lead guitarist Brittany Howard. Howard joined McCartney on stage for a stunning rendition of the Beatles’ stripped down classic, Get Back. 

Watch FourFiveSeconds and We Can Work It Out here:

Watch Get Back here:

If you haven’t yet listened to Alabama Shakes’ most recent album Sound & Colour, we highly recommend you do so ASAP. (Read our review here to find out why we think it’s one of the best albums of 2015 so far.)