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McCartney Looks Back at the 'Early Days' in New Interview

MPL/Mary McCartneyPaul McCartney is featured in the new issue of Britain's MOJO Magazine, which hits newsstands on Tuesday.  In reference to "Early Days," a song from his upcoming album New, Sir Paul talks about people who weren't part of The Beatles' inner circle back in the day -- but act as if they were.  "The fact is, there's only a given body of people who really know inside out what [went] on… But when they get it wrong, you just have to live with it."  He adds, "Someone said to me the other day -- and it was kind of horrifying -- 'Well, John [Lennon] was the clever one, you were the cute one, Ringo [Starr] was the funny one and George [Harrison] was the spiritual one.' And I'm like, 'Yeeeah, that's it.'"

Elsewhere in the interview, McCartney remembers meeting with Samantha "Sam" Taylor-Wood, who directed Nowhere Boy, the 2009 biopic about Lennon.   He says, "[Sam] came around to my house with the script… In the film, John and his mates jump on the top of a bus and he never did that.  Sam said, 'Ah yes, but it's a great scene.'  So I have to go, 'You know what, Sam?  Let's get an agreement.  This is not a life, it's a film.  This is not the reality.'"

New, McCartney's first album of original material since 2007, arrives October 15.

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