John Lennon Tape
The John Lennon interview by Rolling Stone will be broadcast on BBC Radio. He speaks of life with the Beatles as being a "portable Rome" of money, sex and drugs.
That he criticized fellow Beatle Paul McCartney is not a surprise, but he also mocked George Harrison "He was working with two brilliant songwriters and he learnt a lot from us," says Lennon.
Rival Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones, was also dismissed by Lennon as "a joke".
"I'd like to list what we did and what the Stones did two months later on every album," he said. "Mick imitates us." Not so sure about that, John.
The ex-Beatle also complained about the personal downside of his talent. "It's not fun being a genius," he said. "It's torture." Oh, don't I know it.
When's this thing going to be broadcast in America?