Eddie Vedder can take a punch, and apparently, he doesn’t even mind if it’s from a “living legend.”
He kind of was illustrating how he hit this guy, and when he did that, he shot out his left arm as if he was hitting this guy, and I was standing there, and I got hit. So the story kept on. It was a great, incredible personal story, and I caught the end of it, but as I was listening I was just thinking, ‘Paul McCartney just hit me in the face. And it hurt!’
Vedder even shared that he tasted blood, but in the end, it was “A great time in my life, to be hit by Paul McCartney.” Listen to the full interview above.