Following Taylor Hawkins’ passing, Dave Grohl took his time and made no live appearances on stage. However, Paul McCartney ended his hiatus and invited him and Bruce Springsteen on stage at the end of his Glastonbury gig. McCartney recently talked about this show and expressed his thoughts about sharing the same stage with the two.
“I think I have to say Glastonbury,” Paul McCartney said when asked about his highlight of 2022. “The lead-up was nice with the American tour; we had some great shows and made some good memories there. But Glastonbury and the little gig before it in Frome were definitely highlights. Festivals are special, but Glastonbury is particularly so, and it’s a big event in lots of people’s year. Because it had been canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID, it became more important to pull it off. “
He continued, “I asked Bruce Springsteen in 2020 if he’d be happy to come on board, and he said yes, and he kept his promise two years later. So that was very exciting, having him and Dave Grohl up on the stage. It’s a pretty impressive scene for people in the audience, but we get the whole view up on the stage with the flags and the hills going back forever, so it was quite a big deal that they said yes to joining me in that experience.”
Taylor Hawkins’ death on March 20, 2022, devastated his fans, fellow musicians, and bandmates. Of course, one of the most affected was Dave Grohl, who spent so much time with the drummer. He needed time to grieve, so he didn’t give any live performances following the news. However, as he was attending Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury show, something unexpected happened.
At the end of his set, McCartney invited Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen to join him on stage. Together, the trio performed The Beatles’ hit ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and Wings’ ‘Band on the Run.’ In the end, the show became an unforgettable moment for the audience. As it seems, it was McCartney’s highlight of 2022 as well.