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Since Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins tragically passed away in March, bandmate and close friend Dave Grohl has stayed out of the public eye to grieve properly. However, this past weekend Grohl made his first on-stage appearance since the loss of his friend, and in the most epic way possible.
After performing 26 songs during his set at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K., Paul McCartney announced a special guest would be joining them. He told the crowd, “I’ve got a little surprise for you. Your hero from the west coast of America – Dave Grohl!”
After the audience roared in applause, Grohl and McCartney performed The Beatles’ I Saw Her Standing There and Wings’ Band On The Run. Although two flights were cancelled as Grohl tried to make his way over to Europe, he still admitted, “But I swear, I would never miss being right here with you right now.”
When Grohl left the stage, the surprises still weren’t over. McCartney then invited Bruce Springsteen to the stage to perform Springsteen’s Glory Days and The Beatles’ I Wanna Be Your Man.
Watch Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney perform Band On The Run together at the Glastonbury Festival here: