Rolling Stone's new cover star Paul McCartney has long been pilloried as a writer of silly love songs: a master of melody, sure, but not forward-thinking, let alone radical. However, while John Lennon got most of the credit for the Beatles' sonic experiments, McCartney has always had a mad-genius side of his own. Even "Silly Love Songs" begins with a clanking industrial beat. Don't believe us? Check out 12 of Sir Paul's weirdest tracks.
Find out what Paul McCartney said about writing with John (still!) and reconciling with Yoko in our new cover story.
By Gavin Edwards