Shaun Ryder's McCartney memory blank

Happy Mondays frontman is a huge Beatles fan, but admits he has no recollection of meeting Sir Paul McCartney

Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder's McCartney memory blank

Shaun Ryder doesn't remember meeting Sir Paul McCartney.

The Happy Mondays frontman is a huge fan of The Beatles but can't recall speaking to the legendary musician because he was high on drugs at the time.

He told Uncut magazine: "He once compared us to The Beatles in their 'Magical Mystery Tour' phase, which was a great compliment. Maybe he was just being polite.

"Apparently I met Paul a couple of times. I'll be f**ked if I can remember anything about it. I only remember it because someone has shown me some photos. When you've spent as much time off your t*ts as I have, there are a lot of things you're never going to remember."

Despite his drug-taking past, Shaun insists he is now clean because he is tired of experimenting with substances.

The 46-year-old star explained: "By the time you get to the age I am, you've been there, read the book, bought the T-shirt. At the end of the day, if I wasn't bored with drugs I'd still be taking the things. That goes for alcohol as well. Been there, done it."

Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle, Ex-Wings, classical composer, poet, artist, animal rights activist, writer of silly love songs – Paul McCartney'll be a name familiar to your brain. Settle back for an evening of classic hits and a few more recent ones thrown in for good measure. It's cool – he'll probably play 'Hey Jude'. Get practicing your…


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