McCartney, who’s at present selling a brand new ebook, made the remark in an interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick, revealed Monday.
“I am undecided I ought to say it, however they seem to be a blues cowl band, that is kind of what the Stones are,” stated McCartney, including: “I believe our web was forged a bit wider than theirs.”
This is not the primary time McCartney has made unfavorable comparisons between his personal former band and the Rolling Stones.
“Their stuff’s rooted within the blues. When they’re writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. Whereas we had slightly extra influences,” he stated. “There’s lots of variations, however I really like the Stones, however I am with you. The Beatles had been higher.”
Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger responded to these feedback in an interview with Zane Low for Apple Music.
“There’s clearly no competitors,” stated Jagger, laughing.
“The large distinction, although, is and kind of barely severely, is that the Rolling Stones have been a giant live performance band in different many years and different eras when the Beatles by no means even did an area tour, Madison Sq. Backyard with a good sound system,” Jagger stated, including: “They broke up earlier than that enterprise began, the touring enterprise for actual.”
The Beatles and the Stones had been two of probably the most well-known teams on this planet within the Nineteen Sixties. Whereas the Rolling Stones are nonetheless touring six many years later, the Beatles break up up in 1970.
Regardless of many followers blaming him for the break up, McCartney, now aged 79, informed BBC Radio 4 that it was co-lead vocalist John Lennon who instigated it.
“John walked into the room someday and stated, ‘I am leaving the Beatles.’ And he stated, ‘It is fairly thrilling. It is somewhat like a divorce.’ After which we had been left to choose up the items,” McCartney informed journalist John Wilson in an interview clip that aired on Monday.
The total interview can be broadcast on October 23.
McCartney’s newest ebook “The Lyrics” is because of be revealed on November 2.
Described as “a self-portrait in 154 songs,” the ebook contains commentaries on his music lyrics, edited by Irish poet Paul Muldoon.