Paul McCartney recently spoke to the New York Times about winning his 479th (or something) Grammy, where he keeps all the industry hardware, and his new album (“I’m actually working with George Martin’s son, Giles”), but the key Q&A came near the end of the interview, when the subject of Beatles: Rock Band came up.
Well, you’ve got my number now. Feel free to give me a ring if you’d ever like to jam in New York.
What do you play?
I play the plastic guitar in Rock Band.
Oh, cool. I bet you’re better at it than I am. My grandkids always beat me at Rock Band. And I say, Listen, you may beat me at Rock Band, but I made the original records, so shut up. (Via)
People would pay good money to get a smack down like that from a Beatle, so cherish that moment, kids.