The Rock Star 35% Of People Would Most Like To Have Dinner With

What is it really like eating dinner with a rock star? Do they get riled up and fling their food all over the place like it's an expensive guitar, or do they leave all of that on the stage and have surprisingly formal table manners? Do they have interesting stories about life on the road, or are they too wrung out from endless touring to do anything but eat and drink? Do they save room for dessert or prioritize appetizers and the bread basket?

Most of us will probably never know the answers to these questions, but it's fun to think about, particularly when it comes to deciding which rock star with whom we'd most like to have dinner. Grunge recently conducted a survey of 518 people around the United States, asking just this question, and while some of the results are relatively predictable, invoking well-loved and iconic musicians who have been popular for quite some time, there were a few surprising wild card answers, just to keep things interesting. 

Thirty-five percent say, say, say they want to eat with Paul McCartney

The most popular choice by far for a rock star dining partner was none other than Sir Paul McCartney, who took in an impressive 35 percent of the vote. It's not too shocking that people would want to dine with a Beatle, but one has to wonder if there were any hardcore Wings fans that drove up the numbers even higher. Unfortunately, that information wasn't available within said poll.

The second most popular individual was Brian May of Queen, with 10.62 percent of respondents selecting the only choice within the poll who is both a legendary guitarist as well as an astrophysicist. Dr. May probably wins for the dining companion with the widest range of conversational topics, which certainly makes him an excellent candidate.

None of the other choices brought in over 10 percent of the votes: in third place was Linda Ronstadt with 8.69 percent of the vote, followed by Boy George (7.53 percent), Jack White (6.37 percent), and Bonnie Raitt (4.4 percent). 

The second-most-popular overall answer was "Other," with 26.64 of respondents writing in a very wide range of rock stars. These included icons who are no longer with us, like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin; classic rock mainstays like Jon Bon Jovi and Keith Richards; and a few esoteric ringers, including Lux Interior of The Cramps and k.d. lang. Several people wrote in variations of "none," including "I'm different" and "Mindless self indulgence," which are perhaps the most realistic and healthiest answers of all.