Paul McCartney and John Lennon masturbated together

Funny how something that would have been wildly controversial just a few years ago is now merely the third-most amusing historical anecdote in a GQ interview.

"I mean, I think in the end this was one of the strengths of the Beatles, this enforced closeness which I always liken to army buddies. Because you're all in the same barracks. We were always very close and on top of each other, which meant you could totally read each other."

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The time Paul McCartney "saw God"

Yep, the Beatle was tripping balls. Specifically, he had just taken a hit of DMT with famed 1960s art dealer Robert "Groovy Bob" Fraser. From the NME quoting a paywalled Sunday Times interview:

“We were immediately nailed to the sofa... And I saw God, this amazing towering thing, and I was humbled. And what I’m saying is, that moment didn’t turn my life around, but it was a clue.

“It was huge. A massive wall that I couldn’t see the top of, and I was at the bottom.

“And anybody else would say it’s just the drug, the hallucination, but both Robert and I were like, ‘Did you see that?’ We felt we had seen a higher thing.”

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Paul McCartney moseys back and forth across Abbey Road

In 1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road. Its iconic cover showing all four Beatles strolling cross the real Abbey Road's crosswalk in London has been mimicked by tourists many times over the years. This time Paul McCartney did the honors of crossing the street, this time in shoes, some 49 years later.

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🎥@maryamccartney #PaulMcCartney #EgyptStation #AbbeyRoad

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His daughter Mary captured this video as he walked back across. She captioned it, "Why did the Beatle cross the Abbey Road":

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Why did the Beatle cross the Abbey Road 🚶🏽‍♂️

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The answer: to perform a "secret show" at Abbey Road Studios of four new songs from his upcoming solo album Egypt Station (September 7).

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Also of interest, check out these "before" photos and these outtakes from the album cover's photo shoot.

Previously: Paul McCartney takes James Corden on a tour through Liverpool

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Paul McCartney and Kanye West to record song titled "Piss on My Grave"

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Listen to the most epic Beatles-Wings-Paul McCartney mixtape ever, free to download

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DJ Chris Holmes, who works with Paul McCartney and often performs deejay sets as an opening act for "Macca's" live shows, shares a real gem with us: a Soundcloud mix to beat them all. Chris says:

I finally had some time to put together a mix for all of you who've been asking over the years of my beatles/mccartney stuff for tour. It's about 2hrs long. I hope you enjoy. I've had the best time in the history of the world making the tracks and putting it together.

It starts off at 88bpm and speeds up until it loops around at 176 (88bpm) completing the cycle.

It's the first time I've shared this stuff in bulk, I hope you all enjoy it.

Here is four years of my Beatles/macca mixes.

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And here is a former Beatle jamming with most of Nirvana

Sir Paul McCartney did, in fact, perform with the surviving members of Nirvana last night! Watch the performance here!

Rumor: Paul McCartney might be performing with Nirvana tonight

Best rumor ever: Is the former Beatle going to stand in for Kurt Cobain at tonight's Sandy benefit?