In case you were wondering, Sir Paul McCartney will not be kicking back with fat one anytime soon, as the former Beatle — and now a father and a grandfather — has gone off pot for good, he tells the Daily Mirror. “I don’t do it anymore. Why? The truth is I don’t really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It’s now a parent thing,” he says. “Back then I was just some guy around London having a ball, and the kids were little so I’d just try and keep it out of their faces. Instead of smoking a spliff, I’ll now have a glass of red wine or a nice margarita. The last time I smoked was a long time ago.”
Come to think of it, a nice margarita doesn’t sound so bad right now. All of this reminds me of my favorite bit of rock and roll trivia: Did you know that McCartney actually gave Keith Richards his first joint? It turns out that early on, the rough-and-tumble Rolling Stones were actually pretty nice boys, while the squeaky-clean Beatles were the real troublemakers. Wrap your head around that one.
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