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Paul McCartney’s “The Next Day” is a sweeping statement on the end of the world

Paul McCartney's "The Next Day" is a sweeping statement on the end of the world

In a giant sing-along, the sun goes down on Elton John at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night. Then, the entire world is treated to his performance on ABC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

He’s the guy who has said, “I think the Beatles were a f—ing bunch of a—holes. I don’t believe them.” Who has said, “I don’t care if there’s a God, man I don’t.”

And who has just, in less than 15 years, produced seven hit albums in which he’s sung everything from “Penny Lane” to “Living In The Material World.”

His new album, “The Next Day,” is a sweeping statement on the end of the world. And that world is, we fear, coming to an end, too.

“There is something very odd and very alarming happening,” John announced on Wednesday night.

“We’ve been living in the material world our entire lives,” he told reporters, just moments after his concert, which had been scheduled the night before. “I’m very concerned about the state of the world, because I think, as a whole, it’s deteriorating and going down the toilet.”

He’s not the only one to address the existential crises that we’re facing.

“No, ’cause I don’t think the Earth’s gonna blow up in the next three months,” singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, who has talked about his own concerns about the planet’s state, told the crowd that was packed into Dodger Stadium.

“I just think it’s sad that people waste their lives in a material world,” he continued.

“And it’s getting worse. So, I think we have to start thinking outside this material world…I don’t think it’s gonna last forever.”

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