I write the songs
Paul McCartney is not looking to buy the rights to the Beatles’ catalogue of music from Michael Jackson — despite widespread reports to the contrary. He does, admit, however, that it’s “annoying” to have to pay for the rights to perform the songs he co-wrote when he plays them in the U.S.
When word came out that Jackson was hoping to sell the tunes to help pay off some of his debt, several of McCartney’s friends, including rocker Bono, urged him to snap them up. But McCartney isn’t taking their advice.
“The thing is, I get some money from the publishing already. It’s not like I’m getting nothing at the moment,” McCartney tells the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone
. “And in a few years, more of the rights automatically revert to me. The only annoying thing is, when I tour in America, I have to pay to play some of my own songs. But I don’t think about that. Because if I did, it would be [bleeping] annoying. “
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