Sir Paul McCartney has well and truly caught reunion fever, no doubt infected following his time with re-worked Nirvana. In a recent interview, the iconic rocker confessed that if his fellow ex-Beatle members were all still kicking, they would all be talking about their recent reunion.
McCartney tells Rolling Stone (Via Contact Music) that for him, “it’s not a sadness, but if we were going out as The Beatles now… It would be great to feel a good little band again, playing gigs. It was great when we did play, you know.”
The reality of the situation is not lost on him: “we finished as a band consciously, and now, as two members have died, it could obviously never become a reality.”
McCartney was asked if he felt envious of his peers from the same era who are currently buzzworthy once more. He added, “I do see the Stones going out, and maybe have a tiny piece of… I guess what I’m trying to say is if The Beatles had been out now, boys, you’d be watching it, mate.”
When all is said and done, however, Sir Paul is in a pretty happy place, Beatles or not: “But at the same time, I’m going out this year, I’ve got my band, and it can’t be The Beatles, so I do my own version of the past.”
That’s not to say he doesn’t get teased with thoughts…”But some of the other things going on in my mind are nobody’s business. It’s scary, because sometimes I suddenly wake up in the middle of a show and think, ‘Concentrate man! Come on, you’ve got an audience here!”
Well, if Nirvana can be reformed with one member dead, shouldn’t be too hard to replace two members, right?