'Man on the Run' Excerpt: Paul McCartney Threatened to Kick Linda Out of Wings and More

June 9, 2014 10:37 PM

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'Man on the Run' Excerpt: Paul McCartney Threatened to Kick Linda Out of Wings and More

In the 1970s, a depressed, heavy-drinking Paul McCartney walked away from The Beatles and reinvented himself as the leader of another hitmaking rock'n'roll band. A new book by longtime Q magazine contributing editor Tom Doyle about that turbulent period in the legendary rock star's life, "Man on the Run," catches him in mid-flight.

Paul McCartney knew he was in trouble the morning he couldn't lift his head off the pillow. He awoke facedown, his skull feeling like a useless dead weight. Day by day, his condition had been worsening. His sleepless nights were spent shaking with anxiety; his days were characterized by heavy drinki...

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