Paul McCartney won’t be touring with Ringo Starr anytime soon.
The 74-year-old told Rolling Stone “It’s never come up. We come together for things like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But to actually tour together; leave well enough alone.”
I blame Yoko.
McCartney said his hesitation isn’t about fans somehow thinking it would be a Beatles reunion.
“I don’t think either of us have ever thought, ‘Why do it, or why not,'” he said. “It’s just that our roads are parallel, with intersections and diversions. He’s a great drummer, man. He has a feel that nobody else has. As to going out on the road, it might be complicated.”
In other words, he doesn’t think he can keep up.
Speaking of the Beatles, he said “There’s a few things” in the Beatles’ vaults of music, though he isn’t sure if any of it is good enough to release.
He also said, even with all the collaborations he done in recent years — with people like Kanye West and Dave Grohl — no one can top John Lennon.
“It’s very difficult,” he said. “You can’t top John. And John couldn’t top Paul.”