Paul McCartney in Michael McCartney’s “darkroom” (his bedroom) at Forthlin Rd.
” When our interview with Anthony and John begins at last, the sun is just about to set. It’s a perfect sunset in L.A., golden rays are shining through the window. Both of them couldn’t be bothered less by us but instead kept the conversation going about Music. “The Beatles have influenced everybody”, John said. He had grown his hair shoulder length whereas his mate Kiedis had cut his long mane to shoulder length. “With ‘BSSM’ I copied their style a lot, but also Jimi Hendrix and all sorts of other guys were an influence”, John carries on. “But in the meantime I have the impression that nobody tries to be a good musician anymore. Ever since Punk, people tend to think it is uncool to practice and to really handle your instrument. But that’s nonsense. Musik is the best thing you can do. And being able to play well you can also learn from guitar players who are not incredibly good musicians but play in a cool way. If you work long enough with such people you develop your own style. You can express so many emotions with an instrument and therefore you should keep enhancing your skills constantly.” Anthony nods. It seems that there is no person he gets along with better in the whole world than John. “
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