Paul McCartney says he still gets John Lennon's input on his songs.
No, I'm not sure how that works.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, 71-year-old McCartney talks about how his former life with the Beatles helps shape the music he makes today.
"If I'm at a point where I go, 'I'm not sure about this,' I'll throw it across the room to John," McCartney said. "He'll say, 'You can't go there, man.' And I'll say, 'You're quite right. How about this?' 'Yeah, that's better.' We'll have a conversation. I don't want to lose that."
OK, Paul. Whatever you say.
McCartney also said his relationship with Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has turned a corner. He now says Ono is a "badass."
"I thought, 'If John loved her, there's got to be something. He's not stupid,'" McCartney said. "It's like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?"
McCartney said another voice from the past -- George Harrison -- encouraged him to get along with Ono. "George would say to me, 'You don't want stuff like that hanging around in your life.'"
However McCartney isn't about to forgive Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, anytime soon.
"I think I could pretty much forgive anyone else," he said. "But I don't see why I'd want to forgive him. This is a guy who did something so crazy and terminal. Why should I bless him with forgiveness?"