When asked if his performances were a tribute to the late John Lennon and George Harrison and deceased wife Linda, he answered: “Yeah, it is you know. If I'm doing songs by the Beatles I obviously remember the sessions we recorded, there's always an element of that. But if I'm doing something like Something, the song, obviously I'm thinking of George...It's great actually, I really like it. In a way I'm revisiting them," the Telegraph quoted McCartney, as saying
He added: 'm sort of thinking about George ... similarly with John and Linda. In a way you're kind of in contact with them again you know. And it's sad, it's emotional. There's a song I do called Here Today which is specifically written for John and that sometimes catches me out. It catches me out in this film version where I realise I'm telling this man that I love him ... I'm publicly declaring this in front of all these people I don't know."
“It's a good thing to do. I couldn't have done it when I was 18 because I would not have allowed myself to cry or go anywhere near that ... Now it's OK. I'm used to it."