Tuesday, January 31, 2006


After ten years of trying - and turning out one boyband member and, erm, Liam Lynch - Paul McCartney has admitted that really, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts he helped found can't make a great artist:

Great bands could not be taught but emerged naturally, he said.

"When we started the school I was working with the Liverpool band The Christians on a charity record and they said to me that you couldn't teach what we did. I agree with that, a great band probably just comes about naturally."

You're really up against it if you can't even get someone up to the level of The Christians with a three-year degree course.