The barrage of promotion for Paul McCartney's new Egypt Station album rolls on with a major new interview — and fashion spread — featured in the October 2018 issue of GQ magazine. Among the many topics covered in the chat is the fact that although the title of “Macca” new single is written as “Fuh You” — the interviewer asks if the song is actually called something a bit more risque: “Not at all! I mean, if you're lucky, when you're creating you can have some fun. This song was coming to a close and we were just getting a bit hysterical in the studio, as you do when you're locked away for long hours, and I said, 'Well, I'll just say, 'I just wanna shag you.' And we had a laugh. And I said, 'No, I'll tell you what we can do is, I can make it questionable as to what it is I'm singing.' So the actual lyrics are 'You make me wanna go out and steal / I just want to f*** you' — or 'I just want it for you.'” It's a schoolboy prank. Which we did a lot in the Beatles. And it brings some joy to your tawdry little life. If you listen to it, I don't actually say 'f***,' because I don't particularly want to say 'I just want to f*** you' — I've got, like, eight grandchildren. Of course they'd probably like it better. But anyway. . .”

McCartney went on to explain, “I just thought, I can fudge this easily. It was something to amuse ourselves. Hey, listen — when you make these things up, it's not like writing a Shakespeare play. I mean, it's intended as a popular song. So you don't feel like you've got to adhere to any rules. And then you do 'Why don't we do it in the road?' 'tit-tit-tit-tit-tit-tit' (from 'Girl'), (and) 'She's a pr*** teaser' (from 'Day Tripper'). It's kind of pathetic, but actually a great thing in its pathos because it's something that makes you laugh. So what's wrong with that?”

Back in February, in a bizarre interview with Vulture, legendary producer Quincy Jones took some heavy duty pot shots against the Beatles, Michael Jackson, U2 — and even revealed that he knows that the mafia ordered the 1963 murder of President John F. Kennedy. When asked about his first impressions of the “Fab Four,” Jones said, among other things, quote, “They were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing mother***ers. Paul (McCartney) was the worst bass player I ever heard.”

McCartney expalined that all is cool with him and “Q”: “I love this guy. He's totally out of his tree. But the great thing was, he rang me after this. I'd only heard about it and I'd thought, I'm not sure it's true. The joke is, I love Quincy, even after this. He's a crazy motherf***er. But I respect him, he's done a lot of very good things. So he rang me, and I'm at home on my own. And I'd finished work, so I had a drink, and now I'm grooving at home, I'm cooking, I've got a little bit of wine going, I'm in a good mood, and I don't give a s***. So I get a phone call: 'Is this Mr. McCartney?' 'Yes.' 'Quincy would like to speak with you.' Because he's always worked through security guys. I said, 'Hey, Quince!' 'Paul, how you doing, man?' 'I'm doing great — how are you, you motherf***er!' I'm just jiving with him. 'Paul, I didn't really say that thing — I don't know what happened, man. I never said that. You know I love you guys!' I said, 'If you had said that, you know what I would have said? F*** you, Quincy Jones!' And he laughed. I said, 'You know I would say to that: F*** you, Quincy Jones, you f***ing crazy motherf***er!' So actually we just had a laugh. And he was like, 'Oh, Paul, you know I love you so much.' 'Yeah, I know you do, Quince.' But he's an old guy. I don't know what it was.”

Despite the apologies, McCartney went on to defend the Beatles' world-class musicianship: “But I don't think I'm the worst bass player he's ever heard. Or maybe he's never heard bad bass players. He's talking all of this jazz and musicianship, and he's an arranger and stuff. This is like Buddy Rich saying Ringo (Starr) couldn't drum. Because coming from Buddy Rich's sensibility, Ringo can't drum. But coming from our sensibility, Buddy Rich is a load of s***. But God bless him.”

Paul McCartney is well aware of the importance of the Beatles, both as a musical and social force. But he maintains that the group was able to shine because of the strength and freedom accorded the children of the 1940's: “We were lucky to be placed in the right point in time, when our generation was finding its feet. As we say, the 'Post-War Period' — now, suddenly, all these people were 20 and looking for something exciting to do. The freedom was there, the money situation wasn't bad — there were a lot of jobs and things at that point. And, yeah, so I think we were lucky, we were excited. I think the chemistry of the four of us was very special. I always think of it as four corners of a square; you couldn't do without any corner.”