You’d think Paul McCartney would have better ways to set up collaborations than to tease the media, but he’s been fueling his own musical rumors lately and now he’s using the press to just flat out ask famous musicians to call him. Who needs a phone when you’ve got a constant news cycle to relay messages?
“I’d like to work on some more dancey stuff with MGMT,” McCartney told Zoe Griffin (via NME). “But it has to happen organically. We need to talk about it. I can’t call them. If they called me, I’d say, ‘How did you get my number?’ But I’d do it.”
Then there’s the big rumor that Bob Dylan and McCartney are set to record together this summer in Malibu, where they both own houses. This story started a while back when McCartney mentioned Dylan as someone he’d love to work with, which isn’t really news because he’s been saying things like that for years. Some tabloids, however, ran with it and made up a bunch of stuff about Ringo being involved, etc., but McCartney has now debunked the story, adding, “I did say I wanted to work with Bob but that was ages ago and he hasn’t been in touch. I can’t contact him. That’s not cool. Hey Bob, what’s happening? Where’s the party, man?”
Maybe Paul forgot to tell everyone whom the text was from when he sent out his new cell phone number. The ex-Beatle should just start a Twitter and call it a day.