The former Beatle is honoring the music that inspired him with his new record, Kisses on the Bottom.

All of the songs on the album are considered to be part of the "pre-rock" era like, The Inch Worm and It's Only a Paper Moon. A few others are McCartney originals that he says he has been working on for about 2o years and Paul says that though he doesn't consider this a rock album, some songs get the Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder treatment.

This week marks a big week for Sir Paul. Thursday, he is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and will be doing a concert Thursday night that will stream live on iTunes starting at 9pm our time. Friday, Paul will be honored by The Recording Academy as the MusiCares Person of the Year followed by a huge tribute concert.

All of this hoopla is leading up to The Grammy Awards on Sunday where Paul will be performing and he is also up for a Grammy as Band On The Run: Paul McCartney Archive Collection Deluxe Edition is up for Best Historical Album.