Musicians such as Noel Gallagher and Sir Paul McCartney have been paying tribute to Paul Weller soon after the release of his latest solo career retrospective ‘More Modern Classics‘. Have a watch of the video below.
“He’s adapted into other ways of playing and other ways of getting his music across,” McCartney says, while Gallagher adds:
“I’ve seen a kid come up to him once and say, at a pub outside ours, ‘I really like that shirt’, and he just took it off and gave it him and then sat in the pub topless. Yep, then sat in the pub topless for the rest of the day.”
‘More Modern Classics’ arrives after 1998’s ‘Modern Classics‘ looked back at the first part of Weller’s solo career, containing highlights from the past 15 years as well as the brand new track ‘Brand New Toy‘.
“This is just another few chapters of my life’s work, a journey which I would hope you would come with me on,” he said. “The music on this compilation is over 15 years but for me it feels like it could be 5 or 6 years. I’m rushing through like, I can’t slow it down. I’ll cling on tight and see where it ends up.”