Monday, June 25, 2007

UPDATE: False Information?

Last week, I made a post about a report that former Beatle Paul McCartney had reportedly fired a roadie for daring to eat meat. Well, in the "it's-a-small-world" category, I received the following e-mail from an unlikely source that I consider to be impeccable, but who may or may not want me to attach his/her name to it, so I'll just provide the text now (to atone for my error), and allow this individual to let me know later if he/she minds having his/her name attached to it:
My brother has actually been a roadie for Paul McCartney and I asked him about this. He says that McCartney does not supply meat through his caterer, but does not forbid or fire people for eating it. My brother just came off the road with him, so I think he would know if this had happened any time recently.
So, there it is. Apparently I owe Sir Paul an apology (though he probably doesn't care). As does Ted Nugent. I apologize.


Anonymous said...

I think its very cool that you can admit your mistake about this.

I know that the catering on Paul's tours is absolutly first class. As Paul is paying for everything, I dont blame him attall for not wishing to provide meat products.

James Young said...

Thanks. As long as people go in knowing that, I agree that it's his privilege.

I wonder what the standard industry practice is regarding catering? I honestly don't know, and it surprises me to learn that there is at least one person who pays for it as part of the package.