Paul McCartney sucks at 'Rock Band'

Dave Grohl, background, with Paul McCartney.

Sir Paul McCartney won himself another Grammy in 2013, giving the New York Times an excuse to do a Q&A with the infamous Beatles musician and post it to its culture blog. Turns out (unsurprisingly) that McCartney is still busy being a badass—skipping the awards show, jamming with Dave Grohl, and talking about that time that the Beatles didn't even know that they were up for an Oscar because they were struggling to stay together as a band. Very rock 'n' roll of them.

The most interesting parts of the Times piece with McCartney, though, are the morsels proving that being rock royalty doesn't make you immune to mortal clichés. Like skipping the Grammys because of a superstitious belief that it will help you win. Or that Father Time doesn't care how many records you sell because he's still going to ensure that your grandkids crush you in Rock Band.

I bet you’re better at it than I am. My grandkids always beat me at Rock Band. And I say, Listen, you may beat me at Rock Band, but I made the original records, so shut up.

And now we've all been blessed with the mental image of one of the most revered musicians of all time button-mashing and swearing at the television because his grandkids can stick the solo on "Green Grass and High Tides." [New York Times]