Sir Paul McCartney fears the virtual era is jeopardising the future of live performances. The former beatle welcomes easier distribution of his new album Memory Almost Full with internet download services like iTunes, but insists he'll never be tempted to give up live gigs in favour of web concerts. The 65-year-old says, "I'm not interested in walking through a virtual world." And despite his fame, MCCartney reveals he's still a regular at other bands' live shows: "I can get out anywhere. You'd be surprised. If I want to go and see a band, I can do that." Last month (Jun07) MCCartney's own live performances in a string of U.S. record shops attracted unprecedented numbers of fans, many of whom queued more than 24 hours to see their idol in the flesh.