Paul McCartney Said a Vicious John Lennon Interview Made Him Feel Like ‘a Turd’

A black and white picture of John Lennon and Paul McCartney wearing suits.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney | Val Wilmer/Redferns

John Lennon gave a scathing interview about Paul McCartney and his other former bandmates

In 1970, Lennon spoke with Rolling Stone about his new music and his experience with The Beatles. He also shared his not-so-flattering opinions about his former bandmates’ new music.

After The Beatles broke up, John Lennon aired all his grievances with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in a scathing, two-part interview. In it, he discussed his problems with his former bandmates and insulted their solo ventures. When McCartney initially discussed the interview, he said he had no problems with it. Later, though, he admitted that Lennon’s words stung. 

He believed McCartney’s album was “rubbish.” Outside of music, Lennon said he could never forgive either McCartney or Harrison for how they treated Yoko Ono when they first met her.