Paul McCartney Says The Battle Is Over With Yoko Ono, He’s Buried The Hatchet.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney says he’s done with his fued with Yoko Ono. He has buried the hatchet, so to speak, and has moved on. He says he actually admires her a little, even called her “badass”
He said there were a few things that swayed his opinion, one of them is time. Another, he said, John loved her so therefore there’s got to be something there, he wasn’t a stupid man. The third thing, was George Harrison, who said to him, you don’t want to be hanging on to that in this life.
I think another was the fact that he’s proved himself as a writer, as an artist. He doesn’t have to have his name first on the albums to show he had a hand in writing some of the most memorable songs in history. He has also kept himself relevant. He is recording with Nirvana, making appearances on SNL and showing his humor. He is also writing some of the best music of his career, not the most commercial but some of the best lyrics ever, and still managing to play live and keep the Beatles alive in concert.
In an article written in Yahoo! from the Rolling Stone interview, Paul says John is still ever-present in McCartney’s mind, Paul reveals, admitting he still sometimes acts like his old songwriter partner is working with him today. “If I’m at a point where I go, ‘I’m not sure about this,’ I’ll throw it across the room to John,” McCartney says of his writing process. “He’ll say, ‘You can’t go there, man.’ And I’ll say, ‘You’re quite right.’ … We’ll have a conversation.”
He also bounces his music off of his 9-year-old daughter, Beatrice, who is a very good sounding board. He says she is good at showing him what is working and what is not without telling him.
Now, the question is, when is the Yoko Ono/Paul McCartney duet album. Yeah, I don’t think that will happen, at least I hope not.