Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan are two of the most respected and continually loved musical icons from their era. They’re both all-time greats, but the former Beatle admits that in some ways, he wishes he was more like Dylan.
McCartney was asked about Dylan’s new album Rough And Rowdy Ways in a recent interview and he responded, “I always like what he does. Sometimes I wish I was a bit more like Bob. He’s legendary… and doesn’t give a sh*t! But I’m not like that. His new album? I thought it was really good. He writes really well. I love his singing — he came through the standards albums like a total crooner. But, yeah, I like his new stuff. People ask me who I’m a fan of and Bob Dylan and Neil Young always make the list.”
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— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) November 10, 2020
This comes not long after McCartney told Sean Lennon about how much Dylan influenced The Beatles early on in their run, saying, “We certainly got a lot from Dylan and I know I had one of his first LPs at home before The Beatles. I used to play that quite a lot so I was steeped in him and I think your dad was too, but that was just one of the influences.”