Paul McCartney has been reportedly named as one of the headliners for this year’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. The rumor comes from Infinitypass, well known Inforoo insider who has been 100% accurate in festival leaks over the years. The same source has called the Bonnaroo and Gov Ball headliners for this year before they dropped. The source has also reported that The Killers and Kings of Leon will be the other main headlining acts and that the Firefly lineup will feature St. Vincent.
We reached out to The Killers’ publicist who would neither confirm nor deny the allegation. We also reached out to McCartney’s publicist as well as Kings of Leon’s, however, neither returned our calls and e-mails.
In other Macca news, McCartney discussed working with Dave Grohl and if he would be open to doing his own UK version of Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways concept in an interview with XFM back in November. “I like what Dave does…his enthusiasm comes over.
“He told me the idea months ago, before he started on the series and I thought it was quite a brave idea because of the end of the week he’s got to come up with a song.”
“But it’s good to have a deadline if you’re a brave soul – which he is!”
Sir Paul was hesitant though when asked if he’d do a UK version of Sonic Highways.
“I wish I had the time. There’s so much history in something like Abbey Road – forget it! It goes right back, way back before us.
“I’m doing a lot of stuff and I love it – but I’ve also got a life beyond work, so I probably wouldn’t have time. But it’s a good idea!”
McCartney fronted Nirvana in 2012 for select live performances of their Grammy winning collaboration “Cut Me Some Slack,” which was part of the Sound City soundtrack.
“It was magic for me playing with these guys,” McCartney told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “I knew who Dave was because I’d met him, and he said ‘I have a couple of friends coming along.’ And during the session I hear them talking: ‘Wow, we haven’t played since Nirvana.’ So I found myself in the middle of a Nirvana reunion.”
He added that they could collaborate again “You never know. They really are great to play with. They were a great band with Kurt. That’s what I experienced – just playing with a really good band, which is a very special thing. I should know.”