Paul McCartney: 'Oasis saying they're next Beatles? I thought listen lads you can't say that' (Q322 preview)
Marking the anniversary of the release of The Beatles' debut album Please Please Me 50 years ago this month, we've spoken to Paul McCartney as part of a Fab Four special in our new issue, Q322 out today (26 March).
Speaking about the band's career and legacy, Macca recalls the first time he came across Oasis' claims to be his successors.
"I'm actually kind of honoured - they could be copying anyone - even when things happen like Oasis saying, We are then next Beatles," explains McCartney of his influence on the Britpop era. "But I also think, Listen lads you can't say that. And don't say that, because it's probably the kiss of death!
"In Oasis's cases, I think it was coming from them. In others it's the record label or management and that's never a good idea: The poor band! Now go and do better than The Beatles did. Not an easy task."
Grab Q322 for the full interview including tricks the band played in the early days to get in the papers, almost recording Yesterday with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Delia Derbyshire, the making of Please Please Me and much.
10:29 AM | 26/03/2013
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