Dave Grohl performs for the first time since Taylor Hawkins' death 1 month ago

Dave Grohl performs for the first time since Taylor Hawkins' death

The Foo Fighter frontman was brought on as a special guest during Paul McCartney's set at Glastonbury.

Dave Grohl performed publicly for the first time since the passing of fellow Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins on Saturday night (25 June).


The former Nirvana drummer was invited on stage to join Paul McCartney for a series of duets during his headlining Glastonbury 2022 set.

The Beatle introduced Grohl as "my friend, your hero, from the west coast of America."

The pair performed 'I Saw Her Standing There', with Grohl quipping that the appearance nearly didn't happen due to issues at the airport.

"Oh my God. Well, I started on Wednesday and that flight got cancelled, and then back to the airport on Thursday, and that flight got cancelled, but I swear, I would never miss being here with you right now for anything," Grohl said.


Grohl stayed on stage for another tune, performing the Wings hit 'Band on the Run'.

The Foo Fighters frontman wasn't the only surprise guest, as New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen was also brought out on stage to perform his own track 'Glory Days' and 'I Wanna Be Your Man'.

The nearly three hour set covered McCartney's extensive career, with hits from as far back the '60s up to the modern day.

Springsteen and Grohl joined McCartney on stage once again for the encore, performing an extended jam version over the Abbey Road track 'The End'.


Grohl's performance marks his first time on stage since Taylor Hawkins' sudden death at the age of 50 while on tour with Foo Fighters.

"The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins," a statement from the band read.

"His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us forever.

"Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time."


Tribute concerts are set to take place in Wembley Stadium in London and in Kia Forum in Los Angeles.