Paul McCartney is likely relieved that Taylor Swift moved the release date of her new album from back to last Friday, December 11th so as not to compete with his McCartney III release.
During a chat with Howard Stern) on Sirius-XM this week, Sir Paul said, "I did the Rolling Stone cover (last month) with Taylor Swift and she just emailed me recently and said, ‘I wasn’t telling anyone, but I’ve got another album.’... I was going to put it out on my birthday’ — which I think was the 10th (it's the 13th). And then she said, ‘but I found out that you were going to put it out on the 10th so I moved to the 18th.’ And then she found out we were coming out on the 18th, so she moved back to the 10th. So, you know, people do keep out of each other’s way. It’s a nice thing to do.”
Taylor's new album, Evermore, may prevent Paul's new album, McCartney III, from actually debuting at number-one.
McCartney’s 2018 album, Egypt Station, did debut at number-one, his first since Tug of War back in 1982.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]