Sir Paul McCartney Honoured By NME

27 February 2014, 11:02

Paul McCartney at NME Awards

Sir Paul McCartney collected an honorary prize at the NME Awards for his songwriting skills last night - and admitted he had no idea how he did it.

Sir Paul McCartney collected an honorary prize at the NME Awards for his songwriting skills last night - and admitted he had no idea how he did it.

The former Beatle was being honoured with an award as the "songwriters' songwriter" at the annual awards event and received a standing ovation from guests.

Sir Paul McCartney said: "The great thing about songwriting is that you don’t know how you do it, so you can’t talk about it."

Watch Paul McCartney perform 'Live and Let Die' below: