For those of you who have been contemplating mashing up The Beatles and Britney Spears, but have been too scared, don't worry! Paul McCartney doesn't mind. Hold It Against The Sky With Diamonds can finally become a reality!!!
Despite all types of dramz between EMI and Danger Mouse for his 2006 bootleg Beatles Mash-up The Grey Album, Macca has made it clear that he doesn't have any problem with people remixing The Beatles:
“I didn’t mind when something like that happened with the Grey Album, but the thing was the record company minded. They didn’t like that and they put up a bit of a fuss. But it was like, take it easy guys, it’s a tribute.”
More from Macca:
“There’s so many covers of Beatles songs, whether they are musically good or not, as a composer it’s a tribute. There are certain versions that stand out. Most of the black artists, people like Marvin Gaye (Yesterday) and Ray Charles (Eleanor Rigby). The best thing is having your song regurgitated by someone incredible and thinking, wow, did we write that?”
Right on, Paul! We'll remember that you said this when we're mixing your Beatles with Nicki Minaj.
Sgt. Roman's Lonely Hearts Club Band, anyone???
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