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called The Rolling Stones a blues cover band in a new interview in which he compared his to their fellow British musical legends.
'I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are,' McCartney, 79, told. 'I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.'
The comments came about a year-and-a-half after McCartney toldhe believed his band was better overall.
'They are rooted in the blues,' McCartney said in the April 14, 2020 interview. 'When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. We had a little more influences.
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'There’s a lot of differences and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.'
In an appearance on Apple Music'slater that month, Mick Jagger touched on the issue, saying he felt McCartney is a 'sweetheart' and he felt there was 'obviously no competition' between the iconic musical groups.
Jagger compared the dynamics of the two bands in terms of touring.
'The big difference, though, is, and sort of slightly seriously, is that the Rolling Stones is a big concert band in other decades and other areas when the Beatles never even did an arena tour, or Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system,' Jagger said. 'They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real.'
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He noted how the Beatles played a concert at New York's Shea Stadium in 1965, and how The Rolling Stones 'started stadium gigs in the 1970s and are still doing them now.
'That’s the real big difference between these two bands,' Jagger said. 'One band is unbelievably luckily, still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist.'
The Rolling Stones have continued to hit the road on theirin the wake of drummer Charlie Watts' passing this past August.
In the chat with The New Yorker, McCartney spoke about how the Beatles began to become weary of touring by 1966.
'It had been sort of brewing, you know, this distaste for schlepping around and playing in the rain with the danger of electricity killing you,' McCartney said. 'You kind of just look at yourself and go, "Wait a minute, I’m a musician, you know. I’m not a rag doll for children to scream at."'
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