That Time Paul McCartney Punched Eddie Vedder In The Face
Eddie Vedder recently played guest DJ on the Beatles channel on Sirius-XM satellite radio, and he told a story about Paul McCartney accidentally punching him in the face.
It happened a few years ago when Macca performed in Seattle and met Vedder after the show at the hotel bar. Eddie says Paul was very animated in telling a story about an altercation he was once in.
Vedder recalls, "He didn't quite pull back the punch, you see. As I was listening I was thinking, 'Paul McCartney just hit me in the face and it hurt.' I think I remember tasting a bit of blood, he got me right on the side...and he apologized quickly so it wouldn't get in the way of the story. [It's a] a fascinating story, a great time in my life actually. And I remember it hurt for a few days and I remember when it went away, when the pain subsided and the swelling went down, I kinda missed it.”
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie turned their one night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week into two.
After performing "In My World" off their self-titled debut album on Thursday, they took part in one of Fallon's ongoing bits -- playing a classic song on classroom instruments -- and that aired last night (Monday).
Joined by The Roots -- the Tonight Show house band -- and kids from Paul Newman's Serious Fun Children's Network camp for children with serious illnesses, they turned in a version of Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop."
Other artists who've taken part in the skit include Sia, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Metallica.
Director Of 1997's "Batman & Robin" Finally Admits It's Sh*t!
The Joker couldn't do it, and neither could The Riddler, but Joel Schumacher almost killed the Caped Crusader for good -- and he's finally apologized.
In a new interview with Vice magazine, the man who directed Batman and Robin has admitted that the 1997 flick was lousy, which is what fans of the genre have been saying for two decades.
Schumacher says, "I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that. I knew not to do a sequel. If you get lucky, walk away. But everybody at Warner Brothers just expected me to do one. I never planned on being, that dreadful quote, 'a blockbuster king,' and then after Batman & Robin, I was scum. It was like I had murdered a baby."
Right now, Batman & Robin has a scary-bad 11 percent "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes.