McCartney, who’s at the moment selling a brand new guide, 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,” mentioned McCartney, including: “I feel our internet was solid 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 somewhat extra influences,” he mentioned. “There’s plenty of variations, however I like the Stones, however I am with you. The Beatles have 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,” mentioned Jagger, laughing.
“The large distinction, although, is and kind of barely critically, is that the Rolling Stones have been a giant live performance band in different a long time and different eras when the Beatles by no means even did an area tour, Madison Sq. Backyard with a good sound system,” Jagger mentioned, including: “They broke up earlier than that enterprise began, the touring enterprise for actual.”
The Beatles and the Stones have been two of probably the most well-known teams on the earth within the Nineteen Sixties. Whereas the Rolling Stones are nonetheless touring six a long time later, the Beatles cut up up in 1970.
Regardless of many followers blaming him for the cut 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 sooner or later and mentioned, ‘I am leaving the Beatles.’ And he mentioned, ‘It is fairly thrilling. It is fairly like a divorce.’ After which we have been left to choose up the items,” McCartney informed journalist John Wilson in an interview clip that aired on Monday.
The complete interview might be broadcast on October 23.
McCartney’s newest guide “The Lyrics” is because of be revealed on November 2.
Described as “a self-portrait in 154 songs,” the guide includes commentaries on his tune lyrics, edited by Irish poet Paul Muldoon.