Paul McCartney Punched Eddie Vedder For Surprising Reason: ‘I Tasted Blood’

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While guest DJ’ing the Beatles station on SiriusXM (via Stereogum), Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recalled a hilarious story about Paul McCartney accidentally punching him in the face.

Years ago Vedder was hanging out with McCartney in a Seattle hotel bar. While recalling his own anecdote about hitting another guy, the lefty mimed a punching motion, impacting Vedder’s face in the process. It apparently left a mark! “I remember tasting a bit of blood,” Vedder said, noting that Macca apologized before continuing his story. “And I remember when it went away,” Vedder remembers, “when the pain subsided and the swelling went down, I kinda missed it.” Hear the story below.