Dave Grohl recalls the night he first met Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr: “I was mesmerised”

Dave Grohl has recounted the primary time he met the 2 surviving members of The Beatles, sharing the story to his weblog Dave’s True Tales.

The most recent entry to Grohl’s weblog – which developed from pandemic posts on Instagram, and eventuated into his current e-book The Storyteller – titled “Coming into Valhalla” (and brought from The Storyteller) is a retelling of when Grohl first met Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in 2002.

Grohl recounts being approached by Dhani Harrison (son of the late George Harrison) after a Foo Fighters present at Wembley Stadium, and being requested to carry out a tribute to his father.

Per week after the assembly, following the tribute live performance on the Royal Albert Corridor on November 22 – which additionally featured the likes of Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ravi Shankar, Jeff Lynne of ELO and McCartney and Starr – Grohl stated he was led backstage. “I seen Paul McCartney out of the nook of my eye, chatting away with buddies, and I couldn’t assist however stare,” Grohl remembered. “There. He. Was.

“What occurred subsequent will without end stay a blur. I don’t recall precisely how Paul and I had been launched, what was stated, or how lengthy we talked, however I do bear in mind placing on my greatest ‘this isn’t probably the most unbelievable factor ever to occur to me’ face whereas attempting to maintain from making a idiot of myself.”

Grohl continued in his entry to say how the assembly precipitated him to telephone his mom, whom he explains purchased him his first electrical guitar and a Beatles songbook when he was 11 years previous. “Day by day, she watched me pressure my little fingers to type the chords inside these pages whereas sitting in entrance of the general public faculty file participant she introduced house from work,” Grohl recalled.

You’ll be able to learn the total entry right here.

Consistent with his appreciation for The Beatles, Grohl was the most recent superstar to seem on the latest episode of the BBC’s CBeebies Bedtime Tales (October 8), studying from Starr’s kids’s e-book, Octopus’s Backyard.

Earlier than his studying, Grohl stated his favorite books take him to locations he needs he may go to. He added: “I really like this story as a result of it was written by somebody who performs the drums – similar to me!”

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