McCartney, who’s at the moment selling a brand new guide, made the remark in an interview with The New Yorker’s David Remnick, printed Monday.
“I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are,” stated McCartney, including: “I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”
This is not the first time McCartney has made unfavorable comparisons between his personal former band and the Rolling Stones.
“Their stuff’s rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. Whereas we had a little more influences,” he stated. “There’s a lot of differences, but I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”
Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger responded to these feedback in an interview with Zane Low for Apple Music.
“There’s obviously no competition,” stated Jagger, laughing.
“The big difference, though, is and sort of slightly seriously, is that the Rolling Stones have been a big concert band in other decades and other eras when the Beatles never even did an arena tour, Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system,” Jagger stated, including: “They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real.”
The Beatles and the Stones had been two of the most well-known teams in the world in the Sixties. While the Rolling Stones are nonetheless touring six a long time later, the Beatles cut up up in 1970.
Despite many followers blaming him for the cut up, McCartney, now aged 79, advised BBC Radio 4 that it was co-lead vocalist John Lennon who instigated it.
“John walked into the room one day and said, ‘I’m 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,” McCartney advised journalist John Wilson in an interview clip that aired on Monday.
The full interview might be broadcast on October 23.
McCartney’s newest guide “The Lyrics” is because of be printed on November 2.
Described as “a self-portrait in 154 songs,” the guide contains commentaries on his music lyrics, edited by Irish poet Paul Muldoon.