Paul McCartney Performs The Beatles Classic ‘Get Back’ with Foo Fighters: VIDEO

by Courtney Blackann
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )

The Beatles frontman Paul McCartney recently teamed up with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to play an epic version of “Get Back.” The performance took place in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Prior to the performance, Grohl shares with the crowd that he “didn’t take lessons to learn how to play music.” The star adds, “You know what I had? I had a Beatles songbook, a Beatles record and a record player. And so everything I learned about rock and roll, is from this man right here.”

The band and McCartney engage in four minutes of the Beatles hit “Get Back,” drawing screams and applause from the crowd. The song was penned by McCartney in 1969 and features amazing guitar and drum work, all with a catchy chorus.

Further, as the song draws to a close, the crowd goes absolutely nuts. McCartney and the Foo Fighters dance around the stage reveling in the melodic beats of the music. It’s truly an epic performance by the duo.

Additionally, the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall induction took place in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend and featured Tina Turner, The Go-Gos, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and the Foo Fighters.

“This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture”, said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, according to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame website. “It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.”

What Paul McCartney Would Do if He Wasn’t a Part of the Beatles

Paul McCartney’s journey with the Beatles is one of the greatest music stories in existence. The band defined an era marked by change and progression. Generations of people have come to love and appreciate what the group did for modern rock and roll.

However, McCartney says he has an idea of what he would’ve done if the Beatles never worked out.

In addition to being musical, McCartney said he also loves books and English. He says he would have loved to pursue teaching in case his music career never took off. Speaking of an English teacher, McCartney revealed his reasons behind this.

“[Former teacher Alan Durband] was great, a very good teacher. And he got me interested in [Chaucer] by telling me about The Miller’s Tale,” McCartney said. “When I read it, I thought, ‘This is great. It’s really dirty.’ It gave me a lot of respect for Chaucer, and then it got me interested in other bits of literature. And I became really interested in going to the Royal Court in Liverpool and watching plays and reading plays because he’d done the thing that great teachers do.”