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Except quite a few Beatles songs that it says on the screen that were written by Paul are actually John's songs and some were co-written. 

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Here is Paul's most recent interview with Rolling Stone. He discusses many topics that are always popular with the BB foruma-hard-days-night-paul-4

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....ew-w433437

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sigh butterfly said
Here is Paul's most recent interview with Rolling Stone. He discusses many topics that are always popular with the BB forum

 He never touches on "Who sang the Ahhhs?," though. 

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I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

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Most likely to post things that make you go hmm... 2015, 2016. 

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sigh butterfly said
Here is Paul's most recent interview with Rolling Stone. He discusses many topics that are always popular with the BB foruma-hard-days-night-paul-4

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....ew-w433437

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Fossil rock. Haha, Paul! Good one!

Paul mentions a cowbell, @Bongo.

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It's actually an interesting read, well part of it as Paul does cover some of the Apple dynamics. But we all know that there is no chance of 'Let It Be' coming out and its highly unlikely we'll be getting any album box set before the 350th anniversary of the album.

Sadly Paul, Ringo, Olivia and Yoko are far too close to see such releases thru and Apple have somehow formed the idea that hearing John miss a guitar note on 'Help!' causing the take to break down will turn the song from a classic to a piece of shit and take the Beatles from legends to incompetent idiots within 2 milliseconds.

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I'm copying this interview over from the Impossible to Derail thread.

from the Autumn/Winter 2016 issue of Another Man
Harry TELEPHONES Sir Paul McCartney FOR A MASTERCLASS IN SURVIVING FAME, STAYING GROUNDED AND THE SECRET TO GOING SOLO.

PAUL McCARTNEY: Is that you Harry?
HARRY STYLES: It’s me.
Another Man: Paul, Harry’s making the transition from this intense experience of being in a group to striking out on his own – do you have any advice for him at this point?
PM: It’s a difficult one because being in the group you’ve got the strength of the union, but you’ve also got the disagreements. So when you leave that union and you’re on your own, it’s like leaving home. But you can also make decision yourself a bit easier. I don’t know about advice, but I suppose it is just the same old one: be true to yourself, do what you think is right, that’s all I’d say.
AM: You’ve both been surrounded by fan mania – can you remember the first moment of madness when you realized everything had changed?
PM: In the early days when we first had a bit of money, I used to go on holiday in Greece, to Corfu, and nobody knew who we were, whereas back in England they knew who we were. So it was very peaceful in Greece and I remember going around the back of the hotel and seeing the hotel band rehearsing and I’d hang out with them. But I was having to persuade them that I was somebody back in England, I’d say, ‘I’m in a group, you know!’ and they were going, ‘Yeah, yeah, ok’, they had no interest at all. And I thought, this is great, because I can always come to Greece and escape, because they’ll never know who I am. And then the next time I went back to Greece, they all knew who I was, so that was that little bolthole blown. I think that’s the first time I realized, “Oops, this has gone crazy”.
HS: I really just go home most of the time. My parents still live where I grew up so that’s one of the places for me where I feel like I disappear the most, if that’s what I’m in need of. I go back to Cheshire a lot and walk around the same fields and its one of the things that isn’t going to change, no matter what happens. It’s nice to have stuff like that where it’s no different from it was when I was ten. I’m lucky that I still have a base up there.
PM: It’s the same for me with Liverpool, going back up and seeing your family. You may be famous, but to them you’re still ‘our Paul’. It grounds you, and I go for the same walks I used to when I was a kid.
HS: If you can step outside of the craziness and appreciate it for the fact that it’s extraordinary, see it as this amazing thing for as second, it’s alright. If you just think that’s how life is, that’s when you lose touch. It’s good to have people who can tell you you’re and idiot and tell you when you’re wrong. I think that’s as important as having people geeing you up sometimes. Going home is probably always the answer.
PM: Yeah, I’ll go along that. In fact, I’ll come home with you Harry.
HS: My mum would love it.
PM: In my Liverpool family, nobody’s special. The older aunties and uncles and parent were the only people in the family who were remotely special and the kids weren’t anything. Even when I got famous with the Beatles, it was just, ‘Alright Paul, how you doing? Have a bevvy’, and you go, ‘Yeah ok, go on!’ It just reminded you who you are, who you were, and I would always come away from visiting Liverpool refreshed. I felt, this is great; I’m ‘me’ again.
AM: What’s the strangest thing a fan has ever done to get your attention?
PM: Coming into your hotel room uninvited was pretty good. Quite a few incidences come to mind, but when we were in Miami this girl came into the bedroom who turned out to be a Playboy Bunny. I thought, ‘Wow, this is great.’ But, it wasn’t. A lot of these things happen, hopefully you forget most of them.
HS: Can I ask you a question? When you first went from being in a band to being on your own, what was the creative side of that like? There’s obviously so much knowledge of who you were when you were in this group, did you find it at all difficult to think, ‘If I do anything different is it going to be right?’ How did you approach that first creative experience?
PM: Yeah, well actually when the Beatles broke up, I was in the process of writing some stuff. So I just did something very simple, which was the first album I ever did solo called McCartney and it was just done in the front room sort of thing, really simple. I just had to get it out of my system. So I didn’t really think too much about it, I just did it. But then going on there was this difficulty – you’re thinking, ‘Well, now what am I going to do, just make records that sound like the Beatles? Or, am I going to try and go in a completely different direction and do something that’s really not like the Beatles?’ So we started the group Wings, and then I just thought, ‘Sod it, I’m going to write some stuff that I want to write and keep it away from what the Beatles might have done with it.’ Once that was established with a few hits of our own, like Jet and Band On The Run and things like that, then I thought it was okay to do Beatles stuff again, because I’d proved my point to myself. These days I do lots of Beatles things, it doesn’t matter any more, I’m happy to do anything. But at first it was a little bit difficult, I must admit.
HS: The nice thing for me is that I’m not coming away from the band feeling like I wasn’t able to do what I wanted to do. I loved it and it was what I wanted but I’m enjoying writing at the moment; trying new things. I’ve been asking myself, ‘What do I want to say?’
PM: It’s a good time in your life, after you’ve left something big and famous and now you’re actually doing your own thing, it can be great. I’m glad you’re enjoying it.
HS: Thanks! Are you on the road at the moment?
PM: Yeah, I’m actually going to Norway tomorrow night and then I’m doing a thing for Children in Need, which is the complete opposite. The Norway thing is a big stadium and then the night after is like a little pub gig, the smallest stage I’ve been on. Which is good fun, I like switching it up like that. So yeah, I’m still out and about.
HS: How did you find going from touring with so many people around you, to going out doing songs you’d written every word of and doing it that way?
PM: It was good really, because there was the freedom. When I was in the group, everything was done for you. You’re living in the bubble. And it’s kind of nice but you can get a bit fed up with it.
HS: like you said, it’s this bubble where things happen around you and it’s not real life. It’s amazing but it’s not realistic. So when you come out of that it’s nice to catch up with everything.
PM: Yeah, it’s good to get back to reality.

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The Times has an interview with Paul, Mary and Stella around the 25th anniversary of Linda's frozen food line. You can gain limited access to the site by registering for free and view the full article.

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Dig those shoes.

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[x-posted to the Beatles News thread]

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Another photo, posted to Paul's Twitter feed:

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By the way, can someone explain the "3A or 3B" class reference Paul makes in the article?

“Borscht didn’t even exist in this country at that time,” says Mary. “Or quiche. We didn’t have quiche in Britain in that day and age.”

“It depended what class you were from,” says Paul. “3A or 3B.”

Thanks.

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Here's a nice little Q&A session that Paul sat down to do while in Japan!

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This 1968 interview with the Australian radio announcer Tony MacArthur appeared on YouTube a couple of days ago. Paul talks about his contributions to the White Album trackwise.

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A November 1994 interview Paul gave to writer Tony Bacon for his book, The Bass Book. Obviously, it's centred on his bass playing, and his influences on bass. There are some interesting comments about how, as he began to explore the possibilities of what could be done with a bass, he realised the power being the bassist gave him:

Once you realised the control you had over the band, you were in control. They can’t go anywhere, man. Ha! Power!

He references this idea more than once. There's also early-Anthology talk, and how memories disagree.

Overall, a very interesting interview, I thought.

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