Renowned musician Sir Paul McCartney recently engaged in lighthearted banter, playfully blaming fellow rock icon Bruce Springsteen for the increasing trend of marathon-length concert performances. In an interview on Conan O’Brien’s podcast, “Needs A Friend,” the 81-year-old former Beatle humorously accused Springsteen, 73, of ruining it for everyone by setting the expectation for three to four-hour gigs.

Reflecting on the dynamic changes in live performances since the 1960s, McCartney reminisced about the era when concerts often featured multiple acts and were comparatively shorter. He noted that back then, fans were lucky to enjoy an hour-long set from The Beatles during their legendary Liverpool group’s heyday.

In his conversation with Conan O’Brien, McCartney teasingly pointed the finger at Springsteen, attributing the current trend of lengthy concerts to The Boss’s influence. He reportedly shared with O’Brien, “I blame Bruce Springsteen – I’ve told him so. I said, ‘it’s your fault, man.'”

George Millington