Goldmine's October issue with Paul McCartney on the cover is on newsstands at select Barnes & Noble and Books A Million stores until October 6.
Also in the issue are features with Chick Corea, Kevin Godley (10cc), Neil Giraldo (Pat Benatar), Pilot and posthumous interviews with Peter Green and Charlie Daniels.
Here are snippets from the issue:
"When I joined the Derringer band in 1978, truthfully, I didn’t think I would get the job with over 200 guitar players auditioning. I heard a great player through the door ahead of me and it scared the hell out of me, but I got it and I am very thankful. My gratitude to Rick goes beyond words. — Neil Giraldo
"He treated me like a son and he kind of took me under his wing. He was very friendly to me. I mean, sure, he never really said a lot. After I left his band, and found success with Return To Forever in the ’70s, he was, uh, kinda locked away in his house. I would go visit him. We’d hang. We’d talk. I loved him. We had a great friendship." — Chick Corea on Miles Davis
"I got a lot of music sent to me, 286 tracks altogether. Obviously all instrumental, and I had no idea what to expect. One interesting thing is, I made a point of not even looking at who’d sent me tracks, because I didn’t want to think, “Oh wow, Elvis has sent me something, Dead or not, I’m definitely going to work with him.” — Kevin Godley on his Muscle Memory project
“Don’t get caught up in the moptop crap. You ought to live in your own world. Don’t live in my world. Go home and make something of yourself and use these days and time as a memory. If you have it as a memory, it stays with you forever.” — John Lennon to future entertainment lawyer Shaun Weiss when he was a young adult
Later, while riding horses on his estate with his wife (Linda), “I was musing and dreaming about the lyrics, looking for a rhyme for ‘sky,’ going through the alphabet, when I got to ‘pie.’ The words ‘flaming pie’ fitted, and I got quite excited about it.” It’s not surprising McCartney felt the words “flaming pie” fit together, as they reference John Lennon’s humorous description of how The Beatles got their name. “It came in a vision,” he wrote in “Being a Short Diversion on the Dubious Origins of Beatles,” which appeared in the first issue of the Liverpool music paper Mersey Beat. “A man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them ‘From this day on you are Beatles with an A.’ — On the making of Paul McCartney's solo album Flaming Pie
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