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Dave Grohl shared how Taylor Swift saved him from embarrassment at Paul McCartney's gaff party

It turns out Taylor is a fairly big Foo Fighters fan.

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JAMES CORDEN HAS returned to the UK, to take his Late Late Show to London. Two of the guests he chatted with on #LateLateLondon were Dave Grohl and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner.

James and Dave Grohl began to talk about Paul McCartney, who happens to be one of Dave’s biggest musical inspirations. Grohl explained that he has The Beatles to thank for his musical talents:

When I was young, I learned how to play guitar by listening to Beatles records, I had this Beatles songbook, which was simple chord charts. I would just sit in my bedroom, put on the record and play along to it. I didn’t really have a teacher, I just learned from The Beatles.

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As a result, Dave is still a little bit starstruck when he crosses paths with Paul McCartney.

It never wears off. When you go to jam with him, you’re jamming with Paul McCartney.

The 49-year-old Foo Fighters front-man gave an example of one time he was massively nervous in Paul’s presence.

We all went to a party, I wanted to leave early because I had to get my kids to the bus stop at seven o’clock in the morning.

The lifestyle of a rock-star, huh?

So, I said to my wife – 10.30pm, and we’re out. We gotta split. But right at 10.30pm, the party started getting really good. Like, really good. So, Paul got up and started playing this song on piano – it was a new song. It was amazing to sit in this living room and watch him play piano. He finished, then everyone turned to me and said “Alright Dave. Play a song.”

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Dave admitted he was pretty drunk, couldn’t play piano, and he looked around at a room full of left-handed guitars and began to panic. He told James Corden and Sophie Turner that he was desperately thinking “What do I do? What do I do?” Then, all of a sudden Taylor Swift stood up and said “I’ll do a song!” Typical.

However, her choice of song was not what you would expect. Dave Grohl explained:

I was like Oh my God. She saved my ass. She gets up and she starts playing this song and it sounds familiar and I’m kind of… a little bit out-of-it, and I’m looking at my wife like “What is this song?” She was playing the Foo Fighters song “Best of You”.

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Eventually, Dave Grohl decided to stand up and sing along with Taylor Swift, but said that his shouty-singing voice was a little bit out of place with her “beautiful” singing.

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