What would it be like to have Paul McCartney as a neighbor? Fatboy Slim has the answers as he remembers having Paul McCartney as a neighbor.
Slim stated: “He’s like the dad I always wanted. It’s always bizarre having Paul McCartney as a neighbor, especially if you’re as much of a Beatles fan as me”
Slim (aka Norman Cook) recently caught up with NME to appear in the column Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! For the chat, he was quizzed on various happenings from throughout his own career – he forgot that Arctic Monkeys covered ‘The Rockafeller Skank’ at their first-ever gig, and that he produced the Blur song ‘Gene By Gene’, but did correctly recall that he once snorted cocaine off the London-to-Brighton train line.
McCartney came up in a conversation about Cook’s infamous 2002 gig at Brighton Beach. The show itself drew controversy after one attendee died, more than 100 more were injured, and several were rescued unconscious from the seashore. Cook was dragged by tabloids in the show’s wake, and, as he said, received some choice advice from McCartney as a result.
Slim said: “He told me to leave the country – that’s what he’d do when things got on top of him. It’s always bizarre having Paul McCartney as a neighbor, especially if you’re as much of a Beatles fan as me. Whenever he’d walk through the back door saying: ‘Only me! Just popped in for a cuppa!’, I’d be singing ‘Hey Jude’ in my head the whole way through! He’s a lovely man and like the dad I always wanted.”
Recently Paul McCartney has revealed he is growing hemp at his farm – but is having to hide it from teenagers that are looking to get high.
The former Beatles member spoke on the River Cafe Table 4 podcast. He said: “We grow organic crops, I like doing things like spelt wheat, rye, we grow peas. Before adding, “we’re actually just getting into growing hemp. The funny thing with government regulations is you’ve got to keep it where people can’t see it, because you get all the kids coming in and robbing it!”
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