“When we came home from that last trip, everybody was really exhausted” said Dave. “I was still trying to walk. I was still on crutches, and just trying to get my body back in shape, and I was so drained from touring. Usually, at the end of a couple of years of being on the road, you blame the music and the band for all of your problems, so you want to get away from it. And I didn’t want to pick up a guitar. I wasn’t feeling creative, or prolific, or inspired. So I just went back to normal, quiet domestic life”
As it turns out, it was actually Sir Paul McCartney who helped him get through some of the worst parts of it. Dave explained “He and his family basically set up my entire surgery in London after I broke my leg. It still blows my mind… wouldn’t be playing music if it wasn’t for Paul McCartney because I learned how to play guitar with Beatles songbooks and playing along to Beatles records. But I also would not be walking right now if it was not for Paul McCartney. He knows some good f*cking doctors”
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