LONDON - Ex-Beatles member Paul McCartney stated that in the battle between Rage Against The Machine vs. Joe McElderry to see who will have the number one song in England on Christmas Day he is rooting for the Band from America.
McCartney who appeared on the X-Factor finale stated that he just prefers going with the more established band. He said that he has always liked the bass line on their song "Killing In The Name."
He added that the fact that X-Factor winner Joe McElderry is only 18, has nothing to do with his decision at all. The former Beatle did point out however that he did not like the title of McElderry's song "The Climb."
McCartney said that it reminded him of a Scouser skiffle band from Liverpool named The Climbers. Paul said that they had the nerve and audacity to say that they were the ones who really wrote "A Hard Day's Night," "Michelle," and "The Ballad Of John And Yoko."
Sir Paul thought about the on going battle between Rage Against The Machine and Joe McElderry and pointed out that he knows that he could go into any pub in London and sit down with the members of Rage and toss down two or seven brewski's without any problem whatsoever.
He smiled and said that with young Joe, it would probably be more like a McMilk Shake at Mickey D's.
As of now the race is an extremely close one. Both sides have their supporters. Along with McCartney, Rage Against The Machine is being supported by the likes of Russell Brand, Joan Collins, Tony Blair, Girls Aloud, Louis Walsh, Boy George, and Amy Winehouse.
Meanwhile Joe McElderry is being supported by Simon Cowell, Roger Daltrey, Ashley and Cheryl Cole, Queen Elizabeth II, the members of the 60s band The Zombies, Pixie Lott, Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend; Russell Brand, and rugby legend Gareth Thomas, but not in a gay way of course.
Rage Against The Machine has stated that they will give all money raised from the sale of their record to charity. Joe McElderry was asked if he would be doing the same and he reportedly replied, "Nah."
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes. Good going. You caught it. Russell Brand is indeed listed as supporting both Rage Against The Machine and Joe McElderry. When asked why, Brand raised his eyebrows and simply replied that he did not have a frickin' idea.]