February 16, 2012 16:52
Paul McCartney: 'I've given up smoking weed for my daughter'
Singer says his parental responsibilities convinced him to give up marijuana
The Beatles legend, who released his new studio LP 'Kisses On The Bottom' earlier this month (February 6), told Rolling Stone that he'd quit the drug because of his parental duties to his daughter Beatrice.
I smoked my share. When you're bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you're lucky, at some point. Enough's enough – you just don't seem to think it's necessary.
The singer was famously arrested in Japan in 1980 when touring the country with his band Wings and spent 10 nights in a prison after customs officials discovered half a pound of marijuana in his luggage, although he was eventually released and deported.
Earlier today (February 16), McCartney revealed that he and the rest of The Beatles had discussed reforming the band but had never been able to unanimously agree that a reunion was the right thing to do.
'Kisses On The Bottom' is made up of songs McCartney listened to as a child as well as two new songs, 'My Valentine' and 'Only Our Hearts'. It was recorded with producer Tommy LiPuma, Diana Krall and her band and also features appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.
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