Paul McCartney to Embark on a(n Hour-)Long and Winding 'Colbert Report' Episode

June 12 show expands to 60-minute Sir Paul-a-thon

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Paul McCartney will turn 71 years young on June 18, but he hasn't gotten any less active in his old age. Just a few weeks ago he revealed that he sent a letter to Russian authorities in support of jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and last year he fronted a Nirvana reunion at 12-12-12: Concert for Sandy Relief. Oh, he also played moombahton for Mark Ronson. He'll slip into the spotlight once again on June 12 when he will appear on The Colbert Report, who will do a special hour-long episode featuring performances and interviews with the Beatle. 

McCartney has been spending time in the studio this year. His last album was 2012's Kisses on the Bottom, which featured Sir Paul taking on jazz classics and, well, could have been better.

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