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[Paul McCartney On Michael Jackson Buying The Beatles Publishing]
In fact the matter is, you were the guy who said to Michael Jackson you should get into public.
[Paul McCartney:] Source: LYBIO.net
Isn’t that great?
[Paul McCartney:] Don’t you love the irony?
And he bought all your songs.
[Paul McCartney:] Yeah.
And you’ve said to him, listen, I’ll give you fair market value. Let me buy my songs, I want to own them, and he won’t do it.
[Paul McCartney:] No.
And now that he has sort of…
[Paul McCartney:] Scumbag.
Scumbag. Yeah. Really.
Sort of – he sort of using them as leverage for his own financial problems.
[Paul McCartney:] You know, it’s a funny thing, we had a quite a good little relationship. He rang me up one Christmas Day I think he was, and I heard this, hello? [mimic and mocking]
He’s very weird.
[Paul McCartney:] Hello?
[Paul McCartney:] I said, hello, is this – I though – Uh-oh! Wait a minute; this American fans got my home phone number?
[Paul McCartney:] This is the weirdest thing. Hello, yes. No, he’s not – he’s not here.
[Paul McCartney:] [mimic and mocking] Hi, Paul so.
[Paul McCartney:] Anyway, he came over. I said, what you want to do? We should make some hits. That sounds good. So we got a little relationship there, it was quite good fun. And it is true, he did ask me, said, you know – you got some advice, Paul. I told him, took him aside and said, doodlee doodlee doodlee and think about getting into music publishing. And I thought he was joking, he said, I’m gonna get yours. Well, I went, (ha ha ha) yeah.
Sure you are.
[Paul McCartney:] I slapped him on that back, good one, you know that was a joke. And then I just got wrong over said he’s got yours. And I thought, hey, you know what is weird, I don’t mind that because he had – he had all the cash, we’re selling it and he bought it. What I don’t like is that I’ve actually written to him a couple of times – we dishing the dirt – Howard, how would you got me out of it.
Go ahead, yes.
[Paul McCartney:] I don’t know him…
You wrote him a couple of letters?
[Paul McCartney:] Wrote him a couple of letters saying, Michael, don’t you think after like even if I was just a writer on the payroll after 30 years –
[Paul McCartney:] Of being reasonably successful for this company you now own, don’t you think I could have a raise?
[Paul McCartney:] And you know what he said, oh, Paul, that’s just business. I said, yeah.
[Paul McCartney:] And we’ve never talked about it. He won’t even answer my letters.
Oh my God!
[Paul McCartney:] Source: LYBIO.net
So you know what, we haven’t got that great of a relationship.
Not anymore, huh?
That pisses me off, man.
But I did read recently – wait a minute.
I met him – I met him once and I thought he was the oddest human being I ever met.
But I did read recently that because of some cash flow problems he’s having, aren’t your songs up for grabs?
And I —
This might be a good time for me and you to go and buy these songs.
[Paul McCartney:] Yeah?
You know so many people wide up owning all of them.
[Paul McCartney:] No, I think it may be true, I don’t know. You know, you never know what’s rumor and what isn’t. I don’t have access to his accounts, but you know…
[Paul McCartney:] That may be true – I know you do.
I’ve access everyone’s account.
[Paul McCartney:] We could go and buy them. You know, the trouble is I wrote them for nothing.
[Paul McCartney:] And buying them back at these phenomenal sums, it’s just –
It rubs you the wrong way.
[Paul McCartney:] I can’t do it.
Yeah, it should.
Well, now you seem like such a great guy that – that you don’t saw anything bad about anybody.
[Paul McCartney:] Well, you know what? The thing is I do off radio.
[Paul McCartney:] Yes, sure. If we were having dinner, I’ll dish the dirt…
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