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Former Beatle Paul McCartney was announced as one of the performers for this year’s Grammy Awards, but he may also get a chance to perform on a much bigger stage. The “Band on the Run” singer hinted that he may have a role in the 2012 Summer Olympics, which will be held in London.
According to The Associated Press, McCartney told the media at a promotional event for his new album that he “might be doing something” for the Olympics, but was not sure what that would be. He added that on Friday, he is set to have a meeting with the Games’ organizers about “something they want me to do.”
McCartney also revealed that he might be involved with the second major British event of the year, Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The UK Press Association reports that McCartney, who performed at Buckingham Palace in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee, said that he "could easily" take part in that celebration as well.
McCartney’s statement that he might be involved in the Jubilee comes the same day that the plans for a river pageant were announced. An unprecedented 1,000 boats manned by around 20,000 people will float down the River Thames on June 3. The Amazon, a vessel that was used in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, will be among the ships in the pageant.
McCartney’s new album, Kisses on the Bottom, is released next month.