Did Paul McCartney Just Diss The Rolling Stones?

Paul McCartney: INDIO, CA – OCTOBER 15: Musician Paul McCartney performs during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Mic Jagger: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – NOVEMBER 22: Lead Singer Mick Jagger in action as The Rolling Stones perform live at Mt Smart Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images).

There’s always been an imagined rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.  But usually the bands themselves have nothing but nice things to say about each other – usually.

Paul McCartney appeared to throw a little shade towards his rock’n’roll rivals in an interview with The New Yorker, calling them “a blues cover band”.

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

McCartney’s been in a chatty mood lately – last week, he told the BBC that it was John Lennon, not him, who broke up the Beatles.

Where do you stand on the great Beatles vs. Stones debate?




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