Paul McCartney Describes Rolling Stones As A ‘Blues Cover Band’

Paul McCartney Describes Rolling Stones As A ‘Blues Cover Band’

Beatles legend Paul McCartney appeared to take a dig at friendly rivals The Rolling Stones in a recent interview with The New Yorker.

In the interview with the New Yorker‘s David Remnick, McCartney purportedly suggested the Beatles worked from a broader range of musical languages than their peers like the Rolling Stones.

“I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are,” the rock icon told Remnick. “I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”

The stinging remark comes after McCartney recently sought to blame late Beatles bandmate John Lennon for the breakup of the legendary band.

“I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny,” McCartney said in a new BBC interview. “I am not the person who instigated the split.”

“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,” he added.

McCartney is set to speak on an episode of BBC Radio 4‘s series “This Cultural Life,” which is scheduled to air in full on October 23.

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