Paul McCartney has been in the news a lot these past couple weeks, no doubt to promote his 18th solo album Egypt Station, which was released last week. It's not that bad, if you're a Paul fan.
Last week, he was on the Howard Stern show (IAB posted a couple minutes of it here), and today, a new GQ profile was released that digs a bit into the early pre-fame days of The Beatles. It was a standard GQ puff piece, but the bit everyone's talking about is how he whacked it with John Lennon.
McCartney told the magazine that the JO session happened before the Beatles got wildly famous, calling it "a one-off, or maybe it was like a two-off." McCartney said they were "over at John’s house" with "maybe three of Lennon’s friends."
"And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying -- I don’t even know if we were staying over or anything -- we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did. We were just, 'Brigitte Bardot!' 'Whoo!' and then everyone would thrash a bit more. "
It wasn’t a big thing," McCartney continued. "But, you know, it was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. It was just a group. Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it... But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone. Not even Brigitte Bardot.”