Thursday, 3 October 2013

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:

One curious fan wanted to know how McCartney would sum his loyal army of followers up in three words. His response was emphatic:

Towards the end of the Q&A, McCartney even hinted at a potential collaboration with @bobdylan:

McCartney wrapped things up by signing a copy of his album - captured in a six second Vine video - for one of his lucky fans:

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:

NEW will be released on 14th October in the UK (15th October in the US).