Sir Paul McCartney is busy preparing for The Sound Concert – part of Liverpool’s European Capital Of Culture celebrations – but took time out to talk to the BBC about the current state of the music industry.
The former Beatle announced Radiohead, The Zutons, The Killers and The Wombats as his favourite bands of the moment, while Echo & The Bunnymen get a mention for their Liverpudlian connection. Bob Dylan is named as one of McCartney’s biggest living influences, claiming: “He’s a great poet – a cool guy. He’s Him, he’s Dylan”.
When asked about the ever-changing music distribution model, McCartney seems indifferent by saying “I’ve seen all the changes, it doesn’t really matter to me”.
“You’ve still got to have the music, that’s the bottom line”.
By Tom Porter