Paul McCartney is on the verge of turning 70 – but don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the former Beatle says his manager floated the idea of retirement at 50, something he never considered.
“If you’re enjoying it, why do something else?,” he says, “And what would you do? Well, a good answer is ‘Take more holidays,’ which is definitely on the cards, but I don’t seem to do that. I love what I do so much that I don’t really want to stop. I’m just kind of casually keeping an eye on how I feel, and onstage, it feels like it’s always felt. So for the time being, the band’s hot, I’m really enjoying myself, still singing like I sang, not experiencing, touch wood, any sort of problems to speak of. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
The famous vegetarian (who recently launched his own veg cookbook) and animal rights advocate says he sees himself rocking on well into his eighties. “I can imagine it,” he says. “As to whether my imagination will come true, I don’t know. The last couple of years, I’ve gotten into guitar – so there’s all sorts of little things that crop up that entice you forward, and you go, ‘Hmm, I’d like that.’”
You can check out some excerpts from the interview by jumping here.