Paul McCartney Smoking Angers Big Name In Photo


The Beatles Abbey Road creative director John Kosh revealed how he was angered by a version of the album cover photo that censored Paul McCartney smoking. McCartney confirmed a big name ‘critically ill’ report a couple of days ago.

“I was really upset when they had to take the cigarette out of his hand,” Kosh says, “which meant that someone had to airbrush it. The only airbrushing I did on the cover was to make the sky more blue, because it was kind of dirty English gray, you know.”

He said about the photoshoot, “He had to hold the traffic up. Or the local bobbies held the traffic up. And he was on his ladder. But the sky was not that great. It was I who changed the color of the sky just a little bit. It’s like ‘Hotel California,’ that sunset was a little bit not quite as bright as that.”

Paul McCartney’s hair was pulled by a girl in a photo posted a few days ago. McCartney’s website has announced the release of two never before heard songs, recording with Foo Fighters producer Greg Kurstin.

Paul has an announcement sure to top fans’ Black Friday shopping lists: On November 22nd Paul will digitally release two never-before-heard tracks—’Home Tonight’ and ‘In A Hurry’—followed by a very limited Record Store Day exclusive double A-side 7-inch picture disc single on November 29th.

Both ‘Home Tonight’ and ‘In A Hurry’ were recorded during the Greg Kurstin sessions for Paul’s #1 charting album Egypt Station.

The limited edition vinyl picture disc will feature new and exclusively created artwork based upon the parlour game exquisite corpse along with a lyric insert.

The John Kosh interview can be read at AZCentral.