Dave Grohl Was Too High to Play “Best of You” with Taylor Swift at Paul McCartney’s House

It was kind of like one of those nightmares where you're running backwards

You’d think that after nearly three decades of being one of the greatest rock and roll icons on the planet, Dave Grohl would have the whole being a functioning human being around celebrities thing locked down.

When he was at Sir Paul McCartney’s house for a party this past year, he was asked to perform one of his songs in front of a room of celebrities and it was a bit of a disaster, as so he told a small group at a private Cannes Lions festival last week. Admittedly too high for his own good, Grohl was confused by all the left handed guitars, which he compared trying to play was “like one of those nightmares where you’re running backwards”.

Naturally, as any Hollywood story could naturally progress, Taylor Swift appeared on the piano “like fuckin’ Batman” to save the day Grohl explained. He used the story as an introduction to the song they performed together, “Best of You”.

Listen to Dave Grohl recall the story and perform “Best of You” in the player above.