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'Stars like McCartney should retire at 40'

Musician Alan McGee takes a dig at record industry’s annual awards ceremony, the Brits, insisting it should abolished and says that rock stars like Sir Paul McCartney should retire at 40.

entertainment Updated: Jan 31, 2010 16:13 IST

Musician Alan Mc3Gee says that rock stars like Sir Paul McCartney should retire at 40.

“Music should be like football,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying “Once you turn 40 you should become a manager or get lost. You don’t have 66-year-old football players - there’s a reason for that.

“The man I was at 24 managing The Jesus and Mary Chain is not the same person at 49,” he added. McGee also said, “McCartney should retire. John Lennon is probably firing bullets from another dimension as we speak. Just give in, Paul.”

He also took a dig at record industry’s annual awards ceremony, the Brits, insisting it should abolished. He claims that the nominees, who include Pixie Lott and Florence & the Machine, are “an embarrassment”

Coldplay, whose record A Rush of Blood to the Head is nominated as the best album of the past 30 years are, he adds for good measure, “a dilution of a dilution of a dilution”.