Yankovic, who is a vegetarian himself, says he understood McCartney’s reasoning. “He didn’t want a song used in any context that would be supposedly promoting the consumption of animal flesh,” Yankovic recently recalled on the ‘The B.S. Report‘ podcast.
He added that he had no hard feelings toward Macca. “It’s a valid reason and I get it,” continued Yankovic. “And I hate it when people put him on the list of humorless guys, because that wasn’t the case at all. In fact, he said, ‘Think of any other subject and I’m happy to OK it.’”
Yankovic recently released his 13th album, ‘Alpocalypse,’ which debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart. The disc contains the song ‘Craigslist,’ which features a keyboard contribution from the Doors‘ Ray Manzarek.