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Retirement? Pfeh. At 76, Paul McCartney – greatest living songwriter, all-round good guy and former member of the bloody Beatles – is about to embark on yet another world tour in support of new album ‘Egypt Station’. Dan Stubbs meets him in London to talk about Lennon, Manson, global warming, ageing and, er, fuh-ing.

Paul McCartney responds to Quincy Jones calling him ‘the worst bass player I ever heard’

Paul McCartney has revealed how Quincy Jones rang him to apologise, after he described the Beatles icon as "the worst bass player I ever heard.” READ MORE: Paul McCartney – ‘Egypt Station’ review The controversial comments by the legendary producer came in the same career-spanning interview that saw Jones describe the Beatles as "no-playing motherfuckers” who were “the worst musicians in the...

Paul McCartney recalls the time John Lennon tried to convince him to drill a hole in his skull

Paul McCartney John Lennon drill
Paul McCartney has recalled the time John Lennon tried to convince him to drill a hole in his skull as part of a practice called trepanning. Buy this brilliant Beatles-inspired 'Let It Tea' mug The act dates back to at least 6500 BC and was done for many reasons, including letting out evil spirits, treating health problems such as migraines and...

Paul McCartney talks about masturbating with John Lennon and how The Beatles’ ‘raunchy’ behaviour made the band closer

Paul McCartney has discussed masturbating with John Lennon and how The Beatles' "raunchy" behaviour brought the band closer together. Buy this brilliant Beatles-inspired 'Let It Tea' mug here The band's bassist released his new solo album 'Egypt Station' last week (September 7). In a four-star review, NME described the record as "an album of upbeat and winsome notes, and it’s simple...

Watch Paul McCartney surprise people in a lift

Last night saw Paul McCartney appear on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where the icon surprised visitors to the 30 Rock building travelling in the elevator. The skit saw the former Beatle team up with Fallon, where he and the host waited outside in the lobby as unsuspecting tourists arrived on their level to discover McCartney and the in...

Paul McCartney shares the bizarre business idea he and Keith Richards came up with on holiday

Paul McCartney has shared the bizarre business idea that he and Keith Richards came up with on holiday. Buy this brilliant Beatles-inspired 'Let It Tea' mug here The Beatles and Stones musicians were both on vacation in Turks and Caicos recently, with McCartney saying he would visit Richards after lunch most days. Speaking to Marc Maron for the latest episode...

All You Need is Love: Russian Beatles fan who dedicated his life to the band has died, aged 73

A Beatles super-fan from Russia who turned his flat into a museum in honour of the band has died in St Petersburg following a fall. He was 73-years-old. Kolya Vasin was well known as Russia's biggest Beatles fan during the Soviet period at a time when the communist authorities saw popular Western music as subversive. He discovered the music of...

Watch Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller cover The Jam and The Beatles

Video footage has emerged of the moment that Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller joined forces at Bristol's Downs Festival this weekend. Check it out below. Buy this brilliant Oasis-inspired 'Tea Here Now' mug As Gallagher headlined the event on Saturday night, he was joined onstage by Weller for a cover of The Jam's 'Town Called Malice'. After performing the 1982 classic, they...

Ed Sheeran will play himself in Danny Boyle’s untitled Beatles-inspired movie

Ed Sheeran will play himself in an as-yet-untitled, Beatles-inspired movie directed by Danny Boyle. Buy Ed Sheeran merch here The film has been written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill) and will star Himesh Patel, who played Tamwar Masood in Eastenders between 2007 and 2016. Patel's character is a singer-songwriter who wakes up one day as...

Paul McCartney says he ‘self-medicated’ after The Beatles split

Paul McCartney self-medicated
Paul McCartney has said he "self-medicated" with whiskey after The Beatles split up. Buy this brilliant Beatles-inspired 'Let It Tea' mug here The star is set to release his latest solo album 'Egypt Station' on September 7 and sings about his past drinking habits on the track 'Happy With You'. The track features the lyrics: "I used to drink too...