Paul McCartney Compares Beatles to Rolling Stones: ‘They’re a Blues Cover Band’

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Paul McCartney Calls The Rolling Stones a 'Blues Cover Band'

PEOPLE 12 October, 2021 - 11:27pm

The music icon, 79, referred to Mick Jagger's rock group as a "blues cover band" in a recent interview with The New Yorker.

"I'm not sure I should say it, but they're a blues cover band, that's sort of what the Stones are," McCartney said.

"I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs," he continued, referring to the hugely popular and eclectic musical stylings of The Beatles.

The 78-year-old Stones frontman, however, has his own feelings when it comes to the longstanding debate among music fans: Beatles or Stones?

In April 2020, Jagger along with his bandmate Keith Richards went on Zane Lowe's Apple Music show to promote new music, and while there, he shared his own opinion on how his band stacks up to the Fab Four.

"One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums, and then the other band doesn't exist," Jagger said at the time.

His comment followed McCartney's appearance on The Howard Stern Show, during which he told Howard Stern that "the Beatles were better" than the Stones. 

McCartney has had a lot to share in recent days. In a separate interview with the BBC this week, the Wings frontman also commented on the breakup of The Beatles back in 1970, saying it was the late John Lennon –– not him, as it was previously believed –– who "instigated" the split.

"I didn't instigate the split. That was our Johnny," McCartney revealed to interviewer John Wilson. "I am not the person who instigated the split."

"Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said I am leaving the Beatles. And he said, 'It's quite thrilling, it's rather like a divorce.' And then we were left to pick up the pieces."

"The point of it really was that John was making a new life with Yoko [Ono, Lennon's widow] and he wanted... to lie in bed for a week in Amsterdam for peace. You couldn't argue with that. It was the most difficult period of my life," the music legend later added.

"This was my band, this was my job, this was my life," he said. "I wanted it to continue. I thought we were doing some pretty good stuff — Abbey Road, Let It Be, not bad — and I thought we could continue."

Paul McCartney Dismisses Rolling Stones As 'Blues Cover Band'

MusicRadar 12 October, 2021 - 01:49pm

McCartney threw shade at the Beatles’ biggest rivals in a profile for The New Yorker, though he almost seemed to feel guilty about it.

McCartney dismissed the Stones similarly in April 2020, Mediaite notes, when the “Cute Beatle” told Howard Stern that every song the Stones wrote is rooted in blues.

“We had a little more influences,” McCartney said by way of comparison. “There’s a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”

Jagger responded to McCartney’s mild mockery by pointing out that “the real big difference between these two bands” is that one “is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist,” according to Metro.

McCartney, 79, seems very interested in getting out what he considers to be his side of the story in the Beatles saga.

Recently, he told the BBC that, contrary to previous reports, he wasn’t the person who broke up that Beatles: That dubious honor, he insisted, goes to his songwriting partner John Lennon.

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George Harrison’s problem with Led Zeppelin

Far Out Magazine 12 October, 2021 - 09:30am

While The Beatles were still technically active when Led Zeppelin formed, they’d stopped touring years before, and it was clear that their days were numbered. With ‘The Fab Four’ out of the picture, the next generation of fans craved something new, refreshing, and invigorating, which is when Zeppelin answered everybody’s prayers. Suddenly, there was a new band in town that everybody wanted a taste of, and remarkably, George Harrison’s first introduction to the group was even recorded.

The moment came when The Beatles were making Let It Be, and engineer Glyn Johns alerted him to their existence. “Is he the one that was in The Yardbirds?” Harrison exquisitely asks with a sense of excitement in his voice. His ears prick up further when he discovers John Paul Jones plays bass in the group, to which Johns explains: “He’s like the guv’nor. He’s very young; he’s about 24. The guv’nor bass player. Really good.”

The engineer then adds: “A kid called John Bonham on drums who is unbelievable,” to which Harrison adds, “I think he was in a session with Paul [McCartney] last year with some of the other people there.”

However, the guitarist needed to see them himself, and after Johns’ gushing reference, it didn’t take Harrison long to catch the band in action. It turned out to be a love affair, but he had one slight issue with the band which he later relayed to John Bonham. Jimmy Page later revealed to biographer Brad Tolinski: “George was talking to Bonzo one evening and said, ‘The problem with you guys is that you never do ballads’.”

Rather than being angry with Harrison’s complaint, it was the fuel that Page needed to write a stone-cold classic. He continued, “I said, ‘I’ll give him a ballad,’ and I wrote ‘Rain Song,’ which appears Houses of the Holy. In fact, you’ll notice I even quote ‘Something’ in the song’s first two chords.” 

To Led Zeppelin’s credit, Harrison’s criticism about the band was simply untrue, yet, miraculously, it did prove to be the spark they needed to create a giant of a song. If anyone had earned the right to dish out advice that was perhaps undercooked, it was George Harrison. After all, he was a Beatle.

It says everything about the magnitude of respect that the band held Harrison in that not only were they not aggrieved by his comment, but Bonham passed it on with sincerity to his bandmates – and they listened.

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