Paul McCartney Points Out How He And Dave Grohl Are The ‘Same’ In Touching Speech

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Most wouldn’t comparison Wings to the Foo Fighters — but astir aren’t Paul McCartney.

The erstwhile Beatle did precisely that erstwhile helium inducted the Foo Fighters into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Saturday nighttime successful a moving code that drew galore parallels betwixt himself and Dave Grohl.

McCartney started retired his abbreviated code describing himself arsenic “just an mean kid” surviving successful Liverpool, England, “going to schoolhouse similar everybody else,” per Variety.

But past 1 day, helium “heard immoderate music” and his “world changed.”

“I conscionable fell done a spread successful time, and suddenly, I was successful stone ‘n’ roll,” helium said.

Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl execute  during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonial  connected  Oct. 31 successful  Cleveland.
Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl execute during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonial connected Oct. 31 successful Cleveland.

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The guitarist past described Grohl arsenic “just an ordinary, benignant of goofy kid.”

“And the aforesaid happening happened. He falls done the aforesaid hole, and he’s successful stone ‘n’ roll. And it’s gonna beryllium his life. It’s gonna instrumentality implicit everything,” McCartney said.

And sure, tons of kids go obsessed with stone ‘n’ roll, but the similarities the 79-year-old instrumentalist pointed retired adjacent whitethorn person caused McCartney to rise an eyebrow.

“I fell into stone and roll, I joined a group. My radical was the Beatles. Like I say, the satellite changed. Dave did a akin benignant of thing. He joined a group, Nirvana. We had a large clip with our groups, but past yet calamity happened, and my radical broke up,” McCartney explained.

McCartney and Grohl execute  onstage Saturday.
McCartney and Grohl execute onstage Saturday.

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“The aforesaid happened with Dave: His radical broke up nether tragic circumstances. And truthful past the question is, what bash you bash now? And we some were presented with that question. In my case, I thought, ‘Well, I’ll marque an medium wherever I play each the instruments myself.’ So I did that. Dave’s radical broke up, what’s helium to do? He makes an medium wherever helium plays each the instruments himself. Do you deliberation this guy’s stalking me?”

McCartney pointed retired however helium and Grohl some parlayed those albums — “McCartney” and Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut — to motorboat palmy 2nd careers with Wings and the Foo Fighters.

McCartney and Grohl clasp  backstage during the ceremony.
McCartney and Grohl clasp backstage during the ceremony.

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Considering however overmuch they person successful common, it shouldn’t travel arsenic a astonishment that the 2 musicians person go friends passim the years. Grohl, however, has admitted that helium “freaked out” erstwhile helium archetypal met McCartney and that adjacent though they’re present close, that the feeling of awe “never wears off.”

Yet, that didn’t look to amusement erstwhile the 2 jammed retired unneurotic astatine the ceremonial Saturday night. Check retired their show below:

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