Paul McCartney told BBC Radio 6 Wednesday his next album will have help from Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns, Giles Martin and producer Paul Epworth, BBC News reported. "They're cool people whose work I liked and of course, what's happened is I like them all," he told the station.
Meanwhile, Johnny Marr told the Autojubilator about his audition for McCartney's band after he left the Smiths around 1987.
“I didn’t do a recording session with him as such,” Marr said, “but we did get together for a good long eight-or-nine-hour day, and just played and played and played very intensely, really loudly,” he said. He said they played “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Things We Said Today,” “and I think we played some Wings stuff. ‘C-Moon’, I remember.'”
YOKO APPROVES: A forthcoming book on John Lennon and Yoko Ono has gotten a rare endorsement by Yoko Ono on her website. She commented on Jonathan Cott's just published “Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time With John and Yoko,” saying, “I have never recommended any books about John and Yoko. But this book made me choke up. I heard John in my ears and felt him in my heart. This is a good book for Lennon fans.” The Daily Express also reported Monday that it's also gotten good words from actor Richard Gere and Martin Scorsese. Cott became friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1968 and also conducted one of the last interviews with John Lennon before his death.
PETE BEST INTERVIEW: Former Beatles drummer Pete Best will be the guest Feb. 17 (Sunday) on “The John Lennon Hour” on Beatles-A-Rama!!! hosted by Jude Southerland Kessler. The interview will air at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT.
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