Sir Paul McCartney has been left so inspired by his daughter's wedding and his impending fatherhood, he's ready to start work on a new album.

The former beatle gave away STELLA at a spectacular ceremony on the Isle of Bute on Saturday (30AUG03) - and is now planning to head straight back into the studio at his East Sussex, England home this week (begs1SEP03) to begin work on the follow up to 2001 LP DRIVING RAIN.

A source close to the rocker says, "Paul is always writing songs, he just doesn't always record them.

"Recent events have given him a lot of inspiration and he wants to save all that happy news on the album."

Sir Paul's second wife HEATHER is expecting their first child in November (03).

01/09/2003 02:39