Sir Paul McCartney, right, stands beside Yoko Ono, left, during the launch of a new food campaign entitled 'Meat Free Monday' in London in 2009.
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For Paul McCartney, yesterday really is so far away.
At 71 years old and 24 solo albums later, he's ready to end his feud with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who long bore the blame for breaking up The Beatles. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he details the secrets of success behind his New album, pairing up with fresh talent like Amy Winehouse's Paul Epworth and Kings of Leon's Ethan Johns. But the wow factor popped up when McCartney fessed up to squashing the bad blood between Yoko Ono and himself.
"I thought, 'If John loved her, there's got to be something. He's not stupid,'" McCartney, who called Yoko Ono "a badass," told Rolling Stone. "It's like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?"
"George (Harrison) would say to me, 'You don't want stuff like that hanging around in your life.'"
The olive branch doesn't extend, however, to one person, and never will: John Lennon's murderer Mark David Chapman. "I think I could pretty much forgive anyone else," he says. "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?"