Eddie Vedder Says Paul McCartney Punched Him in the Face

Eddie Vedder Says Paul McCartney Punched Him in the Face

Part of Paul McCartney's legacy comes from keeping beat as half the Beatles' rhythm section, though he apparently gave a different meaning to the word in throwing a surprise left on Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.

As part of a guest DJ set on Sirius XM's new Beatles channel, Vedder recalled the incident at a Seattle bar in which Macca was sharing a story with him of a time the Beatle hit someone. In acting out the moment, McCartney threw a punch, with the songwriter accidentally smoking Vedder in the process.

"I remember tasting a bit of blood," Vedder recalled, adding that McCartney was quick to apologize before continuing to tell his story.

"And I remember when it went away, when the pain subsided and the swelling went down," Vedder continued. "I kinda missed it."

Hear Vedder recount the tale in the player below.