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Paul McCartney guests on new song from Travis frontman Fran Healy: An EW exclusive stream

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Fran-Healey-McCartneyImage Credit: Fran Healy Kristian Dowling/Getty Images) - JulySometimes a cigar is just a cigar. But sometimes—like, say, when your guest bass player is a Beatle—it’s worth talking about.

Fran Healy, leader of ’90s Scot-rock champions Travis, called on old friend Macca to contribute to his first solo album, Wreckorder. McCartney agreed—and a grateful Healy, prid quo pro, subsequently promised to go vegetarian.

You can here the result of their collaboration below, and pre-order the single here:

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Originally posted August 30 2010 — 9:19 AM EDT

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