Paul McCartney says he was "amazed” when Guns N’ Roses covered his 1973 song, "Live and Let Die," on their 1991 album, Use Your Illusion 1.
He made the admission in his podcast, A Life In Lyrics.
“I thought it was pretty good actually. I was more amazed that they would actually do it, this young American group.
“The interesting thing was my kids would go to school and they would go, ‘My dad wrote that.’ They’d go, ‘No he didn’t, it was Guns N’ Roses.’ So nobody would ever believe them. For a while it was just Guns N’ Roses...
“I was very happy that they had done it. I always like people doing my songs.”
McCartney wrote the song for the James Bond movie of the same name.
“It was always a sneaky ambition to write a Bond song because, in some ways, I like to see myself, one portion of myself, as a jobbing writer. You require a song for the queen’s wedding, I’m your man.
“The equivalent of that for a lot people is the Bond song. You’ve written a Bond song, it’s a bit of an accolade.”
"Live and Let Die" is still a staple in McCartney's set. He started the Latin and South American leg of his Got Back tour Tuesday in Mexico City with a second show there Tonight.