One of rock’s longest standing feuds appears to be over after Paul McCartney told Rolling Stone that he’s over having hard feelings toward John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. The two figures, who often fought over songwriting credits, recently made up with Macca even referring to Ono as a “badass.”
“I thought, ‘If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid,’” McCartney said. “It’s like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?” He added that fellow Beatle George Harrison had tried to convince him to move on. “George would say to me, ‘You don’t want stuff like that hanging around in your life.’”
Ono has long been blamed for the break up of the world’s most influential rock band, but that’s another fact that McCartney refuted in an interview last year on the Al Jazeera English TV channel.
“She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up,” he stated. “I don’t think you can blame her for anything. When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant-garde side, her view of things, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave with or without Ono in the picture.”
McCartney’s latest album, New, was released October 15th.