McCartney recently alleged that late bandmate John Lennon is the one who broke up with The Beatles
Somebody get Paul McCartney an umbrella because he’s throwing a lot of shade.
in an interview with the new Yorker, a member of the Beatles called rival British rock band The Rolling Stones a “blues cover band”.
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“I’m not sure I should say this, but they’re a blues cover band, like the Stones,” said McCartney, 79. “I think our net was a little wider than their net.”
This is not the first time he has taken a dig at the band. In April 2020, McCartney won a . claimed during talk with howard stern That he thought the Beatles were better than the Stones.
“They’re rooted in the blues. When they’re writing stuff, it has to do with the blues,” McCartney said at the time. “We had a little more influence… There are a lot of differences and I like the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”
The Stones Frontman Mick Jagger replied to comments Weeks later at Zane Lowe’s Apple Music Show. Jagger, 78, called McCartney a “sweetheart” and said that “there is clearly no competition between the two musical groups”.
“The big difference, though, is, and a little seriously, is that the Rolling Stones are a big concert band in other decades and other areas when the Beatles never toured an area, or Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system. Along,” Jagger explained. “They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real.”
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“They broke up before the touring business really started… they [The Beatles] he did [Shea] stadium gig [in 1965]. But the Stones kept going,” he said. “We started stadium programs in the 1970s and still do.”
“That’s the real big difference between these two bands,” Jagger said. “One band is incredibly lucky, still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist.”
McCartney recently alleged that late bandmate John Lennon is the one who The Beatles broke up. “I didn’t instigate the split. He was our Johnny,” McCartney told BBC Radio 4 in an interview that aired on 24 October.
“I am not the person who instigated the division. Oh no, no, no,” he said. “John walked into a room one day and said, ‘I’m leaving the Beatles.’ Is it provoking division or not?”