Can you imagine Dave Grohl, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney in the same room? It’s hard, but it’s happened, probably more than once. However, thanks to Grohl, we know of a case where the three music legends were together, having a great time.
It was a memorable night for Grohl because Swift had to come to his rescue during a pivotal moment. All eyes were on a inebriated Grohl, and Swift dove like a superhero.
Grohl was embarrassed at one of Paul McCartney’s parties, but Taylor Swift came to the rescue
In a 2018 interview in The Late Late Show With James Corden, Grohl explained what it’s like to play with Paul. Grohl, of course, has performed with the ex-Beatle many times. Still, he never gets used to it. Grohl then revealed that there was a time when he didn’t want to play with Paul.
“When you’re going to play with him, you’re playing with Paul McCartney,” explained Grohl. “But there was one time at a party we all went to, and I wanted to leave early because I had to take my kids to the bus stop at seven in the morning.”
He told his wife they needed to leave at 10:30 pm, but that’s when the party started to get “really good.”
“Paul got up and started playing this song on the piano, and it was a new song,” Grohl said. “It was amazing to just sit in his living room and watch him play the piano. He finished, and everyone turned to me and said, ‘Alright Dave, play a song!’”
Grohl explained in The Howard Stern Show that moment felt like one of those “where you’re naked and running backwards, and you’re at school, and your teeth are falling out” nightmares.
“I can’t play the piano, and I was a little out of control at that point,” Grohl continued to tell Corden. “All guitars are left-handed, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, what do I do? What do I do?’ and at that point, Taylor Swift gets up and says, ‘I’m going to make a song.’ So she saved my ass.”
Then something happened that a drunk Grohl could never have imagined.
Grohl said Swift played a Foo Fighters song at Paul’s party
The Foo Fighters frontman said Swift got up and started playing this familiar sounding song. Grohl had already smoked pot by this time of night, so he was a little beside himself. He recognized the song she was playing but couldn’t name it.
“I’m looking at my wife like, ‘I know this song. What song is that?’ She was playing the Foo Fighters song ‘Best of You’.” Grohl was still experiencing the nightmare sensation he’d told Stern about.
“I kind of caved in, like, ‘Oh God, this is…’ But she was singing so – it was so beautiful. It looked so good. So I got up beside her and started singing along. ‘Singing’ with her. ‘Cause I sang the way I sing [Screams lyrics]. Next to Paul and the piano. It was crazy.”
Grohl told the story before performing “Best of You” at Citi/Live Nation’s private party at Cannes Lions in 2016. In this version of the story, Grohl called Swift Batman for what she did at Paul’s party. “Like I wasn’t tall enough, this shit threw me into outer space, man,” he said (by Rolling Stone).
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Foo Fighters frontman says he’s ‘obsessed’ with Swift
Grohl and Swift have a history that has nothing to do with Paul McCartney parties. In 2015, Swift took a break from her 1989 world tour to perform at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, where she opened for Foo Fighters.
Recognizing that Swift was willing to open for anyone, even the Foo Fighters, Grohl dedicated some of the evening’s songs to her.
Before playing “Congregation,” Grohl said (via MTV), “I’m officially obsessed — she might want to get a restraining order. I’m all about Swift. I’m dedicating this song to Taylor Swift, how about that? This one goes to my opening band Taylor Swift.”
Grohl dedicated two more songs to Swift that night. “My kids would kill me if they found out (Swift was our opening act),” he said.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Grohl revealed that someone Swift works with told him about her latest efforts to re-record her music to regain ownership. This impressed him deeply. “Like fuck it, girl,” Grohl said. “Hell has no fury. Now I’m scared of her! I would be such a geek and get into it. I find it really fun.”
So it’s clear that Grohl is a fan of Swift. Grohl has collaborated with many people, including Paul, but can you imagine what a collaboration between him and Swift would look like?
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