'I'm Sitting Here with a F---ing Beatle': Jon Bon Jovi Says It's 'Crazy' to Call Paul McCartney His Friend

Calling Paul McCartney a friend will never get old for Jon Bon Jovi

Published Time: 24.05.2024 - 07:31:13 Modified Time: 24.05.2024 - 07:31:13

Calling Paul McCartney a friend will never get old for Jon Bon Jovi.

The rock icon, 62, opened up about his friendship with McCartney, 81, in a new interview with AARP the Magazine, revealing they hang out quite often — which feels "crazy" as a longtime Beatles fan.

During the interview, Bon Jovi showed AARP reporter John Colapinto a photo of himself and the "Let It Be" singer eating lunch at his home in East Hampton, New York, and said, "We do this all summer."

"I’m sitting there with a f---ing Beatle," added the "Livin' on a Prayer" musician, nearly not believing his own words. "He comes to my house often, I go to his beach house often, and our wives are very close."

Bon Jovi also expressed admiration for McCartney's continued passion for making fresh material after more than a half-century of hits. "'Oh, I’ve got new stuff!' he tells me. At 81. Crazy," he told the outlet.

The two artists have shared the stage many times, most recently at Keep the Party Going: A Tribute to J -

immy Buffett, a concert held in April at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles to honor the late "Margaritaville" musician, whodied at age 76last September.

Two days before McCartney's June 18 birthday in 2022, he brought Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen out on stage for a jam session at the final tour date of his Got Back Tour at New Jersey's Metlife Stadium.

At the show, Bon Jovi presented McCartney with balloons as he sang "Happy Birthday," later returning to the stage along with Springsteen to sing "The End"from the Beatles'Abbey Roadalbum.

Upon receiving the MusiCares Person of the Year honor earlier this year, Bon Jovi took a moment to thank the former Beatle, who was in attendance for the ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

"I have to give a shout-out to a past recipient of this award, Sir Paul McCartney, but I think it's fair to say that the reason most, if not all of us, are in this room tonight, it's because of you, so thank you very much for being beautiful," he said at the time.

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