According to the fan Twitter account for The Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, *insert here*, we have a new glimpse into McCartney’s drug history. The account posted this snippet from a recent BBC interview in which McCartney revealed that he tried heroin and cocaine. AlternativeNation has transcribed it below. Paul McCartney confirms massive The Beatles reunion.
“Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney said he tried heron once and used cocaine for a year, the BBC reported June 2.
About trying heroin, McCartney said, “I didn’t realize I’d taken it. I was just handed something and smoked it. I didn’t do anything for me.”
Although he used cocaine “for about a year.” McCartney said he was “never completely crazy” about the drug.
McCartney said drugs “informed” numerous Beatle songs. For instance, he said “Got To Get You Into My Life” was about pot – although everyone missed it at the time.” and Day Tripper was about acid.”
In other news revolving the The Beatles, the group announced that they are releasing a collectible box set called “The Beatles: The Singles Collection” This box set presenting 46 tracks on 23 7-inch vinyl singles, in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves, accompanied by a 40-page booklet with photos, ephemera, and detailed essays by Beatles historian Kevin Howlett. These singles, plus an exclusive new double A-side single for the mid-1990s-issued tracks “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” are newly remastered from their original multi-track master tapes and cut for vinyl at Abbey Road Studios for a new limited edition boxed set. Fans posted their reaction to their news via the Fab Four’s official Facebook page. This brutal Paul McCartney rejection about Elton John was recently revealed.
Carlos said: “Got the complete vinyl album box for $200 some years ago, how can you charge $230 on pre-sale for smaller discs? You have collected too much from us since the anthologies offering the same things in different boxes or formats. The 2009 “stereo remastered” edition sounds exactly the same as the old ones, the only difference is the McCartney-Lennon signature on the songs. Guess it is a good market net but there are limits, at least offer something that worth the price”
John replied: “I already have the ORIGINAL British import Parlaphone label Beatle LP box set as well as the 45rpm records in their original jackets. I play both vinyl and CD depending on my tastes.”
Paul put: “Please re-release the mono vinyl box set. That would be a better use of one’s money. It’s a shame it’s out-of-print. More people would buy that than a singles collection when all the songs can be heard on the Mono Masters, Past Masters, and “Magical Mystery Tour”. Paul McCartney was revealed to be ‘Falling Over’ On this drug.