The Beatles legend, Paul McCartney recently spoke to Billboard about a bunch of issues. Here, the iconic co-founder of the ‘Fab Four’ discussed the purchase of the current holding company, MPL, which McCartney bought back in the late sixties was an answer to not owning his own body of work with the Beatles. In addition, McCartney discusses how much equity he was given for his company, along with John Lennon. Paul McCartney just revealed what he ‘stole’ from Bono.
I think so. John and I felt screwed out of our rightful recompense. With our original agreement with Dick James, Dick went to us and said, “You can have your own company.” And we were young boys — we were young and foolish, but we were beautiful! And we said, “Wow, great.” So he gave us our own company, Northern Songs, which was 49% us, 51% him, which gave him voting control. Later, we went to him a couple of times and said, “Dick, now that we’ve done all this stuff, can we have a raise?” And he basically said, “I’m sorry, I can’t — you’re under contract.” I now know he could’ve just said, “I’ll give you a new contract.” So when I had the opportunity to have another publishing company so cleanly, this was great.
Paul McCartney recently unloaded on this Michael Jackson ripoff. Beatles and Paul McCartney fans all over are raving about Sir Paul’s most recent book ‘Hey Grandude’. As one reviewer stated: “This is for our family’s Granddude (my father in law) that loves the Beatles and has created a legacy of Beatles lovers. I read this to my toddler before wrapping it up because she was so intrigued by it. She loved the vibrant pictures and the verbiage. She repeated a lot of the words because they were new and different. The way the book reads is such fun and you can feel Paul’s presence like you’re hearing a conversation with him and his grandkids (“chillers”). This is based on what I’ve seen from his stage banter and interviews.”
Another replied: “This is a really fun, creative book that I just got in the mail today! I love it and so do my grandchildren. My husband pre-ordered it because he is a huge Paul McCartney/Beatles fan and heard about it on Paul’s website. The story and illustrations go well together. We really liked the book! Thanks, Paul for sharing your genius with us in so many ways! Highly recommend.” Paul McCartney’s daughter revealed this Madonna alcohol photo.