Beatles legend Paul McCartney recently recalled being “amazed” when Guns N’ Roses covered his 1973 hit with Wings, ‘Live & Let Die’ via NME.
The song “Live and Let Die” was originally written for the James Bond film of the same name. Two decades later, it was covered by the legendary ’80s rock band Guns N’ Roses and included in their 1991 album ‘Use Your Illusion I’.
McCartney was even surprised by the success of the cover and how it was often mistaken for a Guns N’ Roses original instead of one of his own songs.
Speaking on his A Life In Lyrics podcast, McCartney said:
“I thought it was pretty good actually. I was more amazed that they would actually do it, this young American group.”
“The interesting thing was my kids would go to school and they would go, ‘My dad wrote that.’ They’d go, ‘No he didn’t, it was Guns N’ Roses,’ so nobody would ever believe them. For a while it was just Guns N’ Roses.”
“I was very happy that they had done it. I always like people doing my songs.”
Meanwhile, The Beatles topped the charts last week with their “final” track ‘Now And Then’ – six decades after they secured their first Number One. Released earlier this month, the track was billed as the last song from the Fab Four and stemmed from an old John Lennon demo tape – completed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr with the help of AI.