Eddie Vedder suggests his biggest Beatles souvenir was a bloody lip or black eye from Paul McCartney.

The Pearl Jam legend tells the Beatles’ SiriusXM channel how he once met with McCartney at a Seattle hotel bar.

“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,” said a laughing Vedder. “He didn’t quite pull back the punch, you see. 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!’”

EW online added that Vedder said he even ended up tasting a bit of blood, “but in a way, it was all worth it.”

“A great time in my life, to be hit by Paul McCartney,” Vedder said. “I remember it hurt for a few days, And I remember when it went away, when the pain finally subsided and the swelling went down, I kinda missed it.”

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