Sir Paul McCartney snubs Ringo Starr's 'Beatles reunion tour' to concentrate on being dad
SIR PAUL McCARTNEY seems to have snubbed Ringo Starr’s recent suggestion of a surviving Beatles reunion by touring together.
PUBLISHED: Fri, Aug 12, 2016
Sir Paul McCartney snubs Beatles reunion tour with Ringo Starr
Last month 76-year-old Ringo declared hopefully: “I would tour with Paul tomorrow!” The idea of the duo performing The Beatles’ songs together in concert for the first time in 50 years would no doubt thrill their millions of fans.
But now Macca, 74, has responded: “We come together for things like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“But to actually tour together – leave well enough alone. I don’t think either of us have ever thought why do it, or why not.
“It’s just that our roads are parallel with intersections and diversions. It might be complicated.”
Sir Paul says he is busy being a hands-on father to youngest child Beatrice, 13, by ex-wife Heather Mills.
“My kids are grown up except the youngest.
"That is half the time because it’s a custody situation. I try to be full-on.
“I get up in the morning and make her breakfast, drive to school.
"I check in with the teachers, see how it is going. I donate the prize at the silent auction.”
Why Paul McCartney Probably Won't Tour With Ringo Starr
By MATT FRIEDLANDER
Aug 11, 2016
Paul McCartney has a logical reason for why he doesn't foresee himself touring with former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.
"It's never come up,” he told Rolling Stone. “We come together for things like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But to actually tour together; leave well enough alone."
McCartney, 74, added that his apprehension doesn't necessarily have to do with fans’ perceiving such an event as a Beatles reunion.
"I don't think either of us have ever thought, ‘Why do it, or why not,’" he said. "It's just that our roads are parallel, with intersections and diversions. He's a great drummer, man. He has a feel that nobody else has. As to going out on the road, it might be complicated."
McCartney discussed a wide variety of topics for the cover story of the magazine's next issue, including whether there is any unreleased music left in The Beatles' vaults.
"There's a few things," he says, though admitting he’s unsure whether the material is worthwhile.
He also talked about his recent collaborations with rap star Kanye West, and explained how West cleverly incorporated a guitar riff McCartney wrote decades ago into the single "All Day."
As for whether he thinks West is a genius, Sir Paul says with a laugh, "I don't throw that word around. I think he's a great artist."
In addition, McCartney revealed that no one in his life has replaced the collaborative musical relationship he had with John Lennon.
"It's very difficult," he explained. "You can't top John. And John couldn't top Paul."