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Video: Paul McCartney Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sir Paul McCartney had a busy day yesterday, even by "busy former Beatle" standards.

Besides performing live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles -- a show that was live-streamed for via iTunes last night -- the former Beatle got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

McCartney, 69, met with fans and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Leron Gubler outside the Capitol Records building, where he was presented with the star, for which he was first nominated in 1993. Capitol Records was The Beatles' label in the U.S.

McCartney's star is close to those of his former bandmates -- John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – and The Beatles' own star as a band.

Sticking with the "busy McCartney" theme, his new album, Kisses On The Bottom, came out Tuesday, and he's performing at the Grammy Awards this Sunday night.

No band made a bigger mark on rock and roll in the 20th century than the Beatles. Check out our "Guitar Legends: The Beatles" issue at the Guitar World Online Store.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.