The legendary producer, who turns 85 in March, talked about his appreciation of jazz, the changing nature of racism and feminism in America, and his work with Michael Jackson, who he says "stole" more than people realized. And that's barely scratching the surface. "They were no-playing motherfuckers", Jones said.
In a unusual moment, Jones claimed that he once dated Ivanka Trump.
The 84-year-old said that his daughter was working with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger about 12 years ago, when Hilfiger told Jones that Trump wanted to have dinner with him.
In regards to Jones' Vulture interview, Ivanka hasn't commented yet, nor has her father, who may very well go on a Twitter rant about it. And it certainly pays off in this context: add this one to the canon of wildly great celebrity interviews.
"I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff", he said when asked what the public may not have understood about his late friend.
"Michael should have given him 10 per cent of the song", Jones said.
But perhaps the most surprising statement Jones made in the Q&A is the following claim: that Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen can sing and play guitar "just like" rock legend Jimi Hendrix. The 28-time Grammy victor said he knows who killed former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, and claims it wasn't Lee Harvey Oswald.
Music legend Quincy Jones has stunned music fans by revealing the Beatles were bad musicians. She's a fine motherf-er.' She had the most lovely legs I ever saw in my life. "And Ringo? Don't even talk about it", Jones told the news magazine. In 2012, Jones said of McCartney: "There is simply no artist today who has the credibility, grace, and depth of character that Paul has". "He'd always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had".
He also described Marlon Brando as someone who would "fuck anything" and called Weinstein a "bully". I remember once we were in the studio with George Martin, and RingoJones arranged a version of Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing for Starr's 1970 solo debut album Sentimental Journey. Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up'.