Colbert recruits McCartney for music special

by Korina Lopez, USA TODAY

That Stephen Colbert sure has a knack for finding promising artists. On June 12, he’ll take a break from hard politics to dedicate an hour-long special to an artist he believes will make it big: Paul McCartney.

“I think this McCartney kid’s got something special and I’m gonna put him on the map!” says Colbert.

McCartney, who is currently on his “Out There” tour (sold-out, sorry), will sit down with the comedian for an interview as well as perform a few songs from the tour and from the 2013 reissue of “Wings Over America.” He also will test out a new track that will only be available afterward at

This is the second one-act show that Colbert has picked up; the first one being Radiohead.

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