Sir Paul McCartney proves that it doesn't matter how much of a rock legend you are, you'll always have insecurities about performing. He has recently opened up about a chilling recurring dream that he has had ever since he started his music career, and it's enough to put anyone off performing.

Paul McCartney performing at Desert Trip FestivalPaul McCartney performing at Desert Trip Festival

The 75-year-old former Beatle has had the same nightmare for fifty years that revolves around a disastrous live performance. As unfathomable as it is that there'd be any kind of mass walk-out at any of his shows, it doesn't stop the idea haunting him. 

'Ever since I started performing there is a dream I still have which is you are in a stadium playing with The Beatles or with this band and people start leaving', he told the Mirror. 'And it is like 'OK what are we doing wrong' we try to pull out the bigs ones but they're still leaving. You wake in a cold sweat.'

Regardless, the musician is still enjoying his One On One tour, with four upcoming dates in Australia and New Zealand this month. Tomorrow night (December 9th 2017) sees him perform at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, before his two-night residency at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena and a show in Auckland.

He still makes sure he belts out the Beatles classics to keep his audiences happy, and he insists he's not yet tired of them. 'It's like rediscovering them', he explains. He even told ABC News: 'When everyone is singing 'Hey Jude' it is like we all don't care about the bad news and are concentrating on this great little moment.'

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Meanwhile, Paul is celebrating the Christmas season with a special 'Wonderful Christmastime' gift collection including retro Wings jumpers, greetings cards, pendants and a tea towel. It comes alongside his recent Record Store Day exclusive release of his song 'Wonderful Christmastime', re-recorded with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.