|Sir Paul said he spent time on Kintyre, Scotland, to escape the 'hassles of the corporate world'|
Said he had the freedom to drink whenever he fancied it and he got 'fuzzy' making it difficult to write
He drank whisky in the evenings which was 'in large supply in Scotland'
Says he's quit smoking cannabis because of his daughter Beatrice
|Before The Beatles became the Fab Four as fans know them today–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr–the band had two other members. One of these was Pete Best, the band’s original drummer who was a Beatle from 1960 until 1962, and the other was the original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe, who played in the band for only a year before leaving to pursue a career is an artist. Sutcliffe, and The Beatles’ early days, is the storyline on which Backbeat focuses.|
|FORMER Beatle Sir Paul McCartney stepped back in time to visit bandmate John Lennon’s old art college after it was bought by his fame school. The Grade II-listed Liverpool College of Art building, on Hope Street, is steeped in Beatles history – it was where Lennon, his future wife Cynthia and The Beatles’ original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe all studied in the 1950s.|
|The bestselling book BackStage Pass VIP says George Harrison had symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Author Debra Sharon Davis says, "His need for order, extreme neatness and disciplining his life to be controlled and predictable was stifling, a burdensome form of self-imprisonment."|
|Don't you wish the Beatles could reunite? So do we, but that would be impossible. However, since Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed alongside a projection of Tupac at the Coachella Music Festival last month, bands have been flirting with the idea of bringing their dead brethren back on stage.|
|After battling for three years to preserve the humble terraced house in Madryn Street, Liverpool, fans have won a battle to save the home Ringo Starr from demolition and it will be turned into a tourist attraction. It had been scheduled for destruction in a controversial housing renewal scheme and described as "of no significance".|
|Rolling Stone recently announced its top 500 pop music albums of all time. Perched at the top of the heap is the Beatles' legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Unleashed on the world 45 years ago on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's, as Rolling Stone heralds, "is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, sanguinity, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time."|
|All four members of The Beatles enjoyed successful careers as solo artists outside the band, not to mention long after the band's demise.|
In the past six months alone, there have been releases from the 1960s pop phenomenon's two remaining members, bassist Paul McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr.
|With the death of Brian Epstein in August 1967 the Beatles were transformed from a well-disciplined group of loveable mop-tops to a fractured long-haired collective pursuing four different creative paths. Meanwhile, their psychedelic revolution was heading mainstream in the guise of their animated musical movie Yellow Submarine....|
|When we were initially asked if Drowned in Sound would like to interview Paul McCartney, we knew that this would have to be done by someone who was not just a fan with an encyclopedic knowledge, but by someone who could provide a unique perspective.|