Monday, July 11, 2005

Paul McCartney is a Prick

First off let me state that I love the Beatles and think that all the attention that is lavished upon their music is totally deserved. They didn't create the genre but they certainly took part in some major innovations with the help of their producer George Martin. That being said, Paul McCartney has spent the better part of his post-Beatles career slowly revising the history of the band to emphasize his importance over the contributions of John, George and Ringo.

In the recent Live 8 concerts, there was apparently plenty of ego to go around (strange since it was a charitable event, no?) but Paul may have taken the cake with his London show opening performance of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Rather than reunite with Ringo Starr, the only other surviving Beatle, Paul chose to perform the song with the members of U2, a band whose lead singer has his own issues with the need for attention. Well Ringo has spoken and he is pissed.

It won't really matter much because Paul will erase any post-Beatles record of Ringo when he leaves this world. It's quite a sad state of affairs really.

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