Paul McCartney shuts down Hollywood Blvd. for Kimmel concert

LOS ANGELES — Paul McCartney doesn’t really need the publicity, but when he desires it he sure can make a dent.

On Monday he and his band shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard to perform a handful of songs for a lucky few thousand as part of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Many in the crowd had been waiting much of the day for a chance to catch the ex-Beatle in action.

McCartney was pushing his forthcoming album “New” by doing a few songs for TV.

He stuck around for a set that included older songs fans wanted to hear.

McCartney’s new “New” comes out on Oct. 15.