Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Lennon's final interview in Rolling Stone

AP Photo - In this magazine cover image of Rolling Stone, former Beatle John Lennon is shown on the cover of the Dec. 23, 2010 issue of "Rolling Stone."

John Lennon did one last interview three days before being shot to death outside his New York apartment 30 years ago today.

The Associated Press received the final interview from Rolling Stone. The magazine will release the full interview —only brief excerpts have previously appeared — in the issue that streets Dec. 10.

"I'm not claiming divinity," Lennon told RS's Jonathan Cott. "I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can ... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding."

Lennon also had kind words for Bruce Springsteen.

"And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God," Lennon said. "They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it."

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