It was recently revealed that during one of Paul McCartney’s most recent stadium performances at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, he was joined on stage by several special guests and fellow classic rock legends such as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi to celebrate the co-founder of The Beatles’ eightieth birthday. Now, in a follow-up to that story, in a review that was penned by American right-wing publication, The National Review, reviewer and journalist Kyle Smith gave his thoughts on the show that night, stating that while you couldn’t ask for anything more, it was clear that McCartney’s voice was ‘scarred and weakened by age. Smith’s full comments read as follows. As always, credit to the outlet for the following.
“You can hardly ask for more than that from a rock show. McCartney’s voice is badly scarred and weakened by age, so he needed his characteristic must-please-everybody showmanship to make the night a typically delirious one for his fans, most of whom appeared to be well over 50. How else could he possibly end a stadium show than by blasting us with confetti? After jamming with Springsteen again, swapping hot guitar licks on “The End,” he departed with the words, “All that remains to be said is. . . see you next time!”
In other news about Paul McCartney, during a 2008 interview with journalist Ian Halperin, the man nicknamed ‘Macca’ would shockingly state that the 1990’s alternative rock band, Barenaked Ladies could outsing The Beatles due to the manner in how music has progressed over the years. Credit to Far Out Magazine for the below quote.
“But the Barenaked Ladies have to be my favorite. Their harmonies are right on. They could outsing us any day of the week. I don’t think John and myself ever had the sort of range they do.”For their part, while speaking to fellow music outlet NME, Barenaked Ladies bandmate Ed Robertson would say about that claim: “I think he was either stoned or has not listened to the Beatles in a long time! (Laughs) What an incredible compliment.”