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Dave Grohl performs for first time since Taylor Hawkins’ death during Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury set

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Dave Grohl made a surprise appearance during Paul McCartney‘s headlining set at the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, marking the first time the Foo Fighters frontman has publicly performed since the death of his band mate Taylor Hawkins in March.

Grohl joined McCartney for renditions of the Beatles song “I Saw Her Standing There” and the Wings tune “Band on the Run.” He later returned to the stage with Bruce Springsteen for the set’s closing performance of The Beatles’ “The End.”

Shots from Grohl’s appearance show a giant letter T drawn on his hand, presumably in honor of Hawkins.

Hawkins passed away unexpectedly on March 25 in Bogotá, Colombia, ahead of a Foo Fighters show scheduled there for later that night. He was 50 years old.

Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters are holding a pair of tribute shows in honor of Hawkins September 3 in London and September 27 in Los Angeles. Among the many artists playing one or both of the all-star concerts include Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic, Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones, Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, Miley Cyrus, Queen‘s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Joan Jett and KISSGene Simmons.

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