Paul McCartney Does Rare 'FourFiveSeconds' Performance, Collabs With Brittany Howard at Lollapalooza: Watch

Brittany Howard joins Paul McCartney
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Brittany Howard joins Paul McCartney on stage at the 2015 Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park on July 31, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

According to, this is the first time Macca has performed the song without Kanye West and Rihanna.

Paul McCartney didn't bring out Kanye West or Rihanna for "Four Five Seconds," but he still enlisted a pretty awesome musician for a collaboration at Lollapalooza tonight (July 31) in Chicago.

Aside from playing a ton of Beatles and Wings classics, Macca also performed a little bit of "FourFiveSeconds," his collaborative effort with Kanye and Rihanna. Check it out below, and watch him segue into the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out":

According to, this is the first time McCartney has performed "FourFiveSeconds" since the 2015 Grammys, when he played it alongside Rihanna and Kanye. That makes this the first time he has performed it on his own, handling lead vocals. 

And that cool collaboration? Alabama Shakes singer-guitarist Brittany Howard onstage for a performance of the Beatles' "Get Back." The recent Billboard cover star traded vocals and guitar licks throughout, and even sang lead on the second verse.

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Check it out:

McCartney shared a nice shot on his Twitter:


Howard was around because Alabama Shakes played a set at Lollapalooza earlier in the day.

For much of his headlining set, McCartney battled Kaskade's bass thump, bleeding over from the neighboring Perry's Stage. "It's a crazy mashup, this song and whatever shit they're playing," McCartney said. Worth noting: he also referred to Kaskade's performance as a "disco."

Still, it was all in good fun, as Paul kept in fine spirits throughout the set, which began just after 7:45 and lasted all the way through Lolla's 10 p.m. noise curfew. He ended the pre-encore portion of the set with the power trio of "Let It Be," "Live and Let Die" (complete with fireworks and pyrotechnics), and "Hey Jude," which brought on a massive crowd singalong. The encore concluded with the Abbey Road track "The End," before Paul said his final goodbye. 


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