During an appearance on the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast, Paul McCartney jokingly blamed Bruce Springsteen for making him work harder with marathon three-hour concerts these days.
“These days, pretty much there’s a main act and there might be a warm-up act,” he told O’Brien. “In the 1960s, it was a lot of people on the bill . nobody did long [sets]. Now people will do three or four hours. I blame Bruce Springsteen – I’ve told him so, I said ‘it’s your fault man’.”
When asked if Springsteen had “ruined it for everyone,” McCartney said, “He did! You can’t now do an hour. We used to do a half-hour, that was like The Beatles’ thing. Half an hour, and we got paid for it!”
McCartney appeared on Conan’s podcast in part to promote his new photo exhibition, “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm.”
(Photo: Raphael Pour-Hashemi)
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