Paul McCartney has dismissed speculation linking him to a Las Vegas residency saying that it is “where you go to die” as an artist.
The former Beatle was speaking to GQ and spoke about his respect for Bruce Springsteen to come up with an innovative show for his Broadway show rather than going to Las Vegas which would have been a more lucrative residency.
“That’s something I’ve been trying to avoid my whole life,” McCartney said of a Vegas residency. “Definitely nothing attracts me about the idea. Vegas is where you go to die, isn’t it? It’s the elephant’s graveyard.”
Despite being a fan of Springsteen’s idea, it isn’t for him he revealed: “Some people would like me to do it, as they say, I’ve got plenty of stories and plenty of songs, but one of the things that’s holding me back at the moment is that Bruce has just done it, you know?”
“It feels a bit like, ‘Oh, suddenly I’ll do it now then!’ So I think that’s made me a little reluctant to follow in his footsteps or follow a trend.”
The idea of doing a solo show also seems a little too much effort, he stated: “I do a solo segment in the middle of my shows at the moment and to do a whole show like that, I’m not sure I fancy it. It might be a little bit like too much hard work.”