New Paul McCartney documentary trailer teases unheard Beatles music

8 July 2021, 11:37 | Updated: 9 July 2021, 12:06

Paul McCartney and The Beatles
Paul McCartney and The Beatles. Picture: Hulu/Getty

By Mayer Nissim

Paul McCartney talks to producer Rick Rubin in the upcoming six-part McCartney 3, 2, 1 documentary series.

Paul McCartney has teased snippets of unheard Beatles music in the trailer for an upcoming documentary series.

The six-part McCartney 3, 2, 1 airs on Hulu on July 16 and features McCartney in conversation with superproducer Rick Rubin.

The series doesn't just cover McCartney's work as a quarter of The Beatles, but also his time with Wings and his five decades as a solo star.

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The new trailer clip promises "Unheard Music", as Rubin cues up an outtake of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', which includes some atypical off-key shrieking.

"This is why we don't go into tapes!" McCartney quips.

Among other tales, the teaser video also includes McCartney talking about how he became The Beatles' bass player, Ringo Starr's impact, and how he once had his demo tapes stolen by knife-wielding muggers.

The Beatles in America
The Beatles in America. Picture: Getty

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"Never before have fans had the opportunity to hear Paul McCartney share, in such expansive, celebratory detail, the experience of creating his life’s work – more than 50 years of culture-defining music," said president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment Craig Erwich.

"To be an observer as Paul and Rick Rubin deconstruct how some of the biggest hits in music history came to be is truly enlightening. It is an honor that Paul chose to return to Hulu to share this one-of-a-kind series."

McCartney 3, 2, 1 isn't the only new documentary Beatles fans will enjoy this year.

Peter Jackson's long-awaited Get Back – based on the footage originally shot for the Let It Be movie – was recently confirmed for release as a six-hour mini-series that will air on November 25, 26 and 27 on Disney +.