Flea Says Philly Joe Jones Told Him About His Admiration Of Paul McCartney


Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea recently revealed on a Twitter post that American jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones praised the Beatles singer Paul McCartney during his little chat with him in the past.

Paul McCartney has gained recognition as the successful vocalist of the world-famous band, the Beatles. He is one of the most prosperous composers and performers. McCartney has significantly influenced the rock scene with his wide-range vocal and songwriting partnership with John Lennon. The vocalist’s pieces in the Beatles, such as ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Blackbird,’ are so impactful in the music scene that they are among the most covered songs in the world.

After the band’s disbandment, the Beatles’ vocalist continued to gain achievements as a solo artist. He initially released his self-titled debut album in 1970 and then established the rock band Wings along with his first wife Linda, drummer Denny Seiwell and the guitarist Denny Laine. The band became among the most successful in the ’70s by having over ten top singles and albums.

McCartney collaborated with other significant muısicians and contributed to many works with his vocal and songwriting talents. More than 30 songs he has written and co-written have reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and sold millions of copies. The vocalist’s achievements were honored by being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame twice as a The Beatles member and a solo musician.

Many artists have praised McCartney’s exceptional musical talents since his appearance on the rock scene. In his recent tweet, the bassist Flea shared his admiration for the jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones by calling him ‘master.’ The rocker also revealed that Jones once told him that Elvis Presley was not the king of the music world. Jones instead referred to his admiration for McCartney, saying he was a very cool artist and the real king, as Flea noted.

Flea wrote above the video of Philly Joe Jones playing drums:

“What a master! I saw him play with my stepdad in a pizza place on La Brea in 1980. I was in awe. He told me, ‘Elvis ain’t the king of sh*t. Now, Paul McCartney, that’s a bad motherf*cker, but Elvis ain’t the king of sh*t.'”

You can see the tweet below.