Legendary founding Beatles bassist, Paul McCartney, appeared at the U.K.’s famous Glastonbury Festival this week (June 25) to deliver a mammoth 36-song headlining set, with a little help from rock icons Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen.
It was the first time Foo’s frontman, Dave Grohl, has appeared on stage since the untimely death of his bandmate and friend, drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically died while on tour with the band a few months ago.
26 songs into McCartney’s career-spanning set, he announced to the crow that he had “a little surprise” for them. “Your hero from the west coast of America – Dave Grohl!” Unsurprisingly, the news incited a rapturous applause
“Hi, Paul. How are you?” Dave quipped, before turning the same question back on the audience. “How are you?” The pair then launched into a stellar rendition of the Beatles classic I Saw Her Standing There, followed by Wings' seminal hit, Band on the Run. Watch below.
Dave Grohl & Paul McCartney
Following Grohl’s departure from the stage, McCartney kept the good time rolling, announcing “another surprise for you, from the East Coast Of America,” as Bruce Springsteen walked on stage for some rocking renditions of the Boss’ Glory Days and the Beatles’ I Wanna Be Your Man. – See below.
For one extremely high-profile encore, Grohl and Springsteen both returned to the stage, wrapping up the historic y three-hour show with a very fitting, joint performance of The End, by the Beatles.
“We know the songs you like because when we play a Beatles song the place lights up with phones like a galaxy,” McCartney said. “And when we play something new, it’s like a black hole. But we don’t care – we’re going to play them anyway.
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