Paul McCartney has opened up about his friendship with John Lennon in a new interview.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, McCartney opened up about his friendship with Lennon in the time after the Beatles split.
Asked if he thought the Beatles would work together again, McCartney said: “We made a decision when the Beatles agreed that we would not do it again. So me off of the Beatles. You talk about something coming full circle that is very satisfying; Let’s not spoil it by doing something that may not be as good. It was a conscious decision to leave enough alone, so I do not really think we would have. But who knows? We could have. ”
McCartney went on to talk about a potential reunion in light of his close friendship with Lennon, and we certainly got back our friendship, which was a great blessing for me, and I will now often think if I write a song ‘Well, John. – I’ll toss it to you. Which line comes next? ‘So I have a virtual John that I can use. ”
Elsewhere in the interview, McCartney, whose upcoming new solo album ‘McCartney III’ is due to arrive on December 18, was to reveal more about the band’s early days. He said he had first seen some pictures from Peter Jackson’s upcoming film about the group, The Beatles: Get Back, McCartney said the footage helped him remember the band’s friendships.
He said: “It confirmed so for me … because it shows that my main memory of the Beatles was the joy and the proficiency … The proof is the footage. I bow in the dark side of the Beatles Breaking up and thinking, ‘Oh God, I’m to blame.’ I knew I was not, but it’s easy when the climate is like that.
“But in the sense of my opinion, there was always the idea that it was not like this, but I needed to proof. There was a great photo Linda took, which is my favorite of me and John working on a song, glowing “The footage is the same. We all have a ball.”
When asked if the group had experienced mental health issues, McCartney said: “Yes, I think so … but you talked about it through your songs. You know, John would. ‘Help! I need someone, ‘he wrote. And I thought, ‘Well, that’s just a song,’ but it was a cry for help.
“The same sort of thing happened to me, especially after the break-up of the band. We all have been through periods when we were not as happy. Ringo has a major drinking problem. Now he’s Mr Sober of the year! But you know there are many things we have to work on, but you’re right – you did not talk about mental health.
“There was something really that you like four guys, you were more likely to make fun of than be serious about. And the fun of it was to hide from it. But after that said, we were directly adjusted, I think. “
McCartney recently delayed the release of his upcoming solo album due to “unforeseen production delays”.
The record is the long-awaited final part of the ‘McCartney’ solo album trilogy, following ‘McCartney’ in April 1970 and ‘McCartney II’ in May 1980.
After setting a December 11 release date, ‘McCartney III’ will now arrive a week later on December 18th.