Watch Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp Jam in “Early Days” Video

McCartney new video

Shortly after announcing his medical recovery and rescheduled US tour dates, The Beatles icon Paul McCartney is dropping the music video for “Early Days,” one of the acoustic hits off of 2013’s New. Directed by Vincent Haycock, the video takes place in the 1950s where McCartney and some special guests, like Johnny Depp, jam together in a rather sentimental setting. Watch it over at Rolling Stone.

“It’s a memory song for me, about me and John in the early days,” McCartney says. “But Vince came up with this great idea: Instead of having young lookalikes of me and John walking the streets of Liverpool, guitars slung over our backs, and literally acting out the song, what if it was any two aspiring musicians? I thought that was such a cool idea.”

The video’s actors were cast from Natchez, Mississippi and Faraday, Louisiana, except for Depp. After starring in two other of McCartney’s videos (2012’s “My Valentine” and 2013’s “Queenie Eye”), there was no way he would turn it down. “It’s getting to be a running gag. He’s like the Alfred Hitchcock of my videos,”  McCartney says. “And he’s good! He used to be a musician before he was an actor, you know. One of his old bandmates actually organized getting me that cigar-box guitar that I played with Dave Grohl on ‘Cut Me Some Slack,’ that we ended up getting a Grammy for. So I knew he could play.”

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