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Newswire: Paul McCartney plays surprise show for Josh Homme and 300 other fans

There are scores of Beatles fans out there who have never seen Paul McCartney perform live, because, really, there’s only so much entertainment to be derived from watching a pale beige dot bounce around from across the length of a football field. The sad reality of music fandom is that the more popular an artist becomes, the harder it is for any individual fan to take in their performances with any degree of intimacy. But can you imagine what it would be like to see Sir Paul perform about 10 feet from your face in a tiny bar venue, as if he were your uncle’s friend in a Beatles cover band? Because that’s exactly what about 300 people—including his wife Nancy and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme—experienced last night in Pioneertown, California.

“Welcome to Pappy and Harriet’s,” McCartney told the crowd …

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