Paul McCartney was desperate to collaborate with Thom Yorke---but the Radiohead star turned him down. The former Beatle claims Yorke rejected an offer to work on an album with him---because he wants to solely concentrate on his band. McCartney says, "...I asked Thom to do a duet, but he said he couldn't because he only felt happy working on his own and Radiohead's material."... or so he
- McCartney's insistence on working with archaic art form known as "songs"
- Lack of enthusiasm among target demographic for first single, "I Get By with a Little Help from My Genetically Modified Robotic Angst"
- Yorke insisted that consumers be able to download the album at a price of their own choosing, whereas McCartney preferred to release it on 8-track tape and Edison cylinder and sell it from the back of his van
- The banshee-like quality of Yorke's anguished wailing was lost as sound waves were repeatedly absorbed by Paul's wrinkles
- Scheduled recording date had to be scrapped after McCartney failed to show and was later discovered unconscious in a dumpster with a prosthetic leg-shaped indentation in his groin
- Fan excitement dropped sharply after it was determined that time travel technology is not yet ready to arrange a collaboration between 1968 McCartney and 1996 Yorke
- Audio testing revealed that the sound effects used on Radiohead's last three albums could induce seizures, pacemaker failure, and incontinence in McCartney's audience and McCartney