McCartney rejects Beatles' catalogue
13:30 06 October 2005
Sir Paul McCartney has no intention of buying the Beatles' back catalogue back from Michael Jackson.
Jackson recently put the song rights up for sale, but Paul claims he has no interest in them because he still gets royalties.
He revealed to America's Rolling Stone magazine: "Bono rang me up and said, 'Did you hear?! Jackson is selling the songs. You should buy them back!'
"But I get money from the publishing already and in a few years more rights will automatically be reverting to me. It's not like I'm getting nothing at the moment."
However, Paul admits he gets annoyed when he plays old Beatles songs at his concerts - and has to pay for the privilege.
He confessed: "The only annoying thing is, when I tour America I have to pay to play my own songs.
"But I don't think about that. Because if I did it would be just too annoying."
Meanwhile, the rocker has revealed wife Heather Mills doesn't know all his big hits.
He said: "Once 'Get Back' was playing somewhere. She sort of recognised my voice and said, 'Is this you?' I said, 'Yes, darling. It's called 'Get Back'. It's quite famous.'"
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