Paul McCartney talks about the Beatles, Coronavirus and the new movie in a wide-ranging interview

Paul McCartney emerged from lockdown, a minimum of virtually, for two major events on. He played a soulful rendition of Lady Madonna for the globe Citizen One World: Together reception concert special. And he gave a sprawling hour-long interview to Howard Stern that exposed his deepest feelings toward fellow Beatles and gave a sneak peek of his opinion of the forthcoming Peter Jackson Let or not it's documentary scheduled to be released within the near future.

On his call with Howard Stern, McCartney told the audience that he was, similar to the rest folks, hunkered reception. McCartney said he’s doing well living at his place Sussex within the south of England. His daughter Mary and her children are there, though he’s far away from wife Nancy, who was in NY when the overseas travel ban was implemented. McCartney said that this crisis reminded him of growing up in England after warfare II when everyone pulled together to help each other out after an existential crisis. McCartney was born in 1942.

The Beatle bassist went on to chastise the Chinese government and necessitate an end to the “wet markets” that are being identified because of the possible start line for the spread of the virus. McCartney is also a longtime vegetarian and has long been outspoken about the inhumane treatment of animals. He had some harsh words for the presumed reason behind the pandemic: “let's face it, come on—it's a small amount bit medieval eating bats.”


McCartney called on prominent figures in entertainment and government to encourage China to prevent working the wet markets, saying that there are many cultural traditions that countries learned to forego on their path to modernity. McCartney didn’t trust the excuse that the markets were part of the culture and couldn’t be changed. “It just doesn’t make any sense within the slightest degree. They did slavery forever too and you recognize you've to vary things at some point.”