Paul McCartney Slams The Idea Of A Vegas Residency

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Las Vegas residencies are all the rage. Everyone from Elton John to Britney Spears has done one, but don't expect to see Paul McCartney's name in Sin City lights anytime soon — or ever.

During a recent interview with GQ, Macca was asked if he'd ever consider playing a run of shows in Vegas and his response was pretty blunt. “That’s something I’ve been trying to avoid my whole life,” McCartney said. “Definitely nothing attracts me about the idea. Vegas is where you go to die, isn’t it? It’s the elephant’s graveyard.”

What about following Bruce Springsteen's footsteps and performing on Broadway? The Beatles' icon doesn't like the idea of doing something that's already been done. “Some people would like me to do it, as they say I’ve got plenty of stories and plenty of songs, but one of the things that’s holding me back at the moment is that Bruce has just done it, you know?” McCartney said.

“It feels a bit like, ‘Oh, suddenly I’ll do it now then!’ So I think that’s made me a little reluctant to follow in his footsteps or follow a trend.”

Though he's more open to performing on Broadway than in Vegas, McCartney admitted that he'd “just prefer to play with the band to a bigger audience, or even smaller – I don’t mind little clubs.

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