Considering that MJ paid only 47.5 million for the Beatles catalog in 1985 ($122.5 million in 2021 dollars), I’m shocked. Not to mention that new artists today can’t even make a living selling their albums￼￼. Shows you it’s all about licensing for commercials and movies/tv. ... See MoreSee Less
“My longtime drum tech, John Walsh, (he started working for YES in 1999 on "The Ladder" tour) recently went back to NY to visit family.
While in East Hampton, his brother-in-law, Mike, got a phone call from the manager of a private studio. The manager was in desperate need of some drumsticks, as the musician who showed up for the recording session didn’t have his own.
John had given Mike a pair of my signature sticks years ago, so Mike hustled down to the studio to drop them off. Mike and John thought it was odd that a drummer would show up to a session without his own drumsticks. We later found out that this musician was not a full time drummer. Turns out, it was… Sir Paul McCartney!