17 things we learned from Paul McCartney's hilarious Twitter Q&A

Bob Dylan makes him starstruck

Published October 20, 2014 7:48PM (EDT)

Paul McCartney         (AP)
Paul McCartney (AP)

On Monday the legendary Sir Paul McCartney participated in a candid #AskPaul Twitter session in support of the reissue of the 1976 Wings album "Wings at the Speed of Sound." Here are 17 of the most interesting factoids gleaned from the Beatle:

1) He still gets starstruck:

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2) Sir Paul is "The Walrus":

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3) The Beatle still loves sex, drugs and booze:

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4) Paul McCartney has twerked with Katy Perry:

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5) He has forgotten the lyrics to songs; thankfully the audience has helped him out:

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6) Paul McCartney revealed his favorite directors:

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7) And how he came up with "Blackbird" from "The White Album"

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8) He believes in a higher power:

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9) The first record Paul McCartney purchased:

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10) Sir Paul's favorite bass line to play is from a Beatles song ... for now:

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11) He told Ryan Adams that he is an alien:

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12) And also revealed that his favorite horror flick is "Alien":

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13) But he doesn't want to visit the moon:

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14) He was 14 when he wrote his first song:

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15) Sir Paul McCartney sings in the shower:

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16) McCartney has two favorite songs at the moment:

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17) Sir Paul has a favorite Meryl Streep movie:

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And here's this just for fun:

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By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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