Paul McCartney slams The Rolling Stones, calls them a ‘blues cowl band’

Paul McCartney slams The Rolling Stones, calls them a ‘blues cover band’

2021-10-13 09:55:51

Somebody get Paul McCartney an umbrella as a result of he’s throwing a variety of shade.

In an interview with The New Yorker, the Beatles member known as rival British rock band The Rolling Stones a “blues cowl band.”

Ouch.

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Sir Paul McCartney “Hey Grandude!” e book signing at Waterstones Piccadilly on September 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photograph by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
((Photograph by Mike Marsland/WireImage)         )

“I’m undecided I ought to say it, however they’re a blues cowl band, that’s type of what the Stones are,” McCartney, 79, mentioned. “I believe our web was forged a bit wider than theirs.”

It’s not the primary time he took a dig on the band, both. In April 2020, McCartney claimed throughout a discuss with Howard Stern that he thought the Beatles had been higher than the Stones.

“They’re rooted within the blues. When they’re writing stuff, it has to do with the blues,” McCartney mentioned on the time. “We had somewhat extra influences … There’s a variety of variations and I like the Stones, however I’m with you. The Beatles had been higher.”

The Stones frontman Mick Jagger responded to the feedback on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music present weeks later. Jagger, 78, known as McCartney a “sweetheart” and mentioned that “there’s clearly no competitors” between the 2 music teams.

Mick Jagger, center, performs with his Rolling Stones bandmates, from left, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards during their concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Aug. 22, 2019  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Mick Jagger, heart, performs together with his Rolling Stones bandmates, from left, Ron Wooden, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards throughout their live performance on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Aug. 22, 2019  (Photograph by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

“The massive distinction, although, is, and type of barely critically, is that the Rolling Stones is a giant live performance band in different a long time and different areas when the Beatles by no means even did an area tour, or Madison Sq. Backyard with a good sound system,” Jagger defined. “They broke up earlier than that enterprise began, the touring enterprise for actual.”

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“They broke up earlier than the touring enterprise began for actual…They [The Beatles] did that [Shea] stadium gig [in 1965]. However the Stones went on,” he mentioned. “We began stadium gigs within the Seventies and are nonetheless doing them now.”

And certainly the Stones nonetheless are nonetheless touring, even with out longtime drummer Charlie Watts, who died in August.

“That’s the actual huge distinction between these two bands,” Jagger added. “One band is unbelievably fortunately, nonetheless taking part in in stadiums after which the opposite band doesn’t exist.”

McCartney lately alleged that late bandmate John Lennon is one who broke up the Beatles. “I didn’t instigate the cut up. That was our Johnny,” McCartney advised BBC Radio 4 in an interview set to air Oct. 24.

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“I’m not the one who instigated the cut up. Oh no, no, no,” he mentioned. “John walked right into a room someday and mentioned, ‘I’m leaving the Beatles.’ Is that instigating the cut up, or not?”

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