Paul McCartney shares previously unreleased Jeff Beck collaboration

Paul McCartney and Jeff Beck
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Paul McCartney has paid tribute to the late electric guitar great Jeff Beck by sharing a previously unheard collaboration the pair put together back in the mid-’90s.

Titled Why are they cutting down the rainforest?, the track was created by Beck and McCartney as an environmental message, and serves to highlight the harmful impact of deforestation.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.