Paul McCartney says no to alcohol before performing
Paul McCartney, the last Beatle, has said that he has stopped drinking alcohol before performances. He says he has snacks in dressing room like chocolate raisins and salted cashews. Paul McCartney is the last member alive of the most popular band of all the time.
By: Express Web Desk
Published:July 3, 2017
Paul McCartney’s song “Yesterday” is one of the most covered song of all time
Former The Beatles star Paul McCartney says he has stopped drinking alcohol before performing because he would otherwise forget the words to his songs. After saying no to alcohol, the music legend says he relies on a handful of chocolate raisins and salted cashew nuts to get him into the zone before going on stage, reports express.co.uk. Asked if he enjoys a drink to calm his nerves prior to gigs, McCartney said: “No. I used to try that, particularly in the early days of Wings when we would tour. But it didn’t work. I would just forget the lyrics.”
He says his bandmates do have red wine before shows. McCartney added: “I don’t eat or drink before I go on because I sort of like to feel light. Then afterward I can get heavy and have a drink. But before I go on I don’t do that. I do have little sort of snacky things in the dressing room that I might just grab like chocolate covered raisins and equal amounts of salted cashews.”
Paul McCartney is best known as the former members of The Beatles which are the most popular and most sold band of all time. His partnership with another Beatles star John Lennon called Lennon-McCartney is considered legendary. The two musicians were also repeatedly compared to each other and it was asked who was the best Beatle. Most agreed it was either of these two. McCartney’s song ‘Yesterday’ is one of the most covered song in history.
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Drink made me forget lyrics: Paul McCartney
July 3 2017
The former Beatles star said he has now swapped beer and wine for snacks of salted cashew nuts and chocolate covered raisins, preferring to save any alcohol for after the show.
Talking to the Mirror about pre-show drinking in his earlier days, McCartney, 75, said: "I used to try that, particularly in the early days of Wings when we would tour."
Paul McCartney said he now snacked on salted cashew nuts and chocolate covered raisins before shows.
"But it didn't work - I would just forget the lyrics I didn't know anyway."
While his current band is happy to have a glass of red before performing, he said: "I don't eat or drink before I go on because I sort of like to feel light.
"Then afterwards I can get heavy and have a drink - before I go on I don't do that.
"But I do have little sort of snacky things in the dressing room that I might just grab."
McCartney is currently performing his One On One tour in the US, and will take it to South America before finishing the year in Australia and New Zealand in December.