Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney to duet

Dave Grohl will join Paul McCartney onstage 1 June.
Dave Grohl will join Paul McCartney onstage 1 June.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been confirmed to join Paul McCartney onstage at the former Beatle's Liverpool gig this weekend (1 June).

The two frontmen will team up at the Anfield football stadium gig on Sunday, held as part of the celebrations for Liverpool's European Capital Of Culture accolade. It is not yet known which song the two will collaborate on.

However, Grohl has form when it comes to emulating The Beatles. He was the drummer in the Backbeat Band, the all-star alt-rock collective who did a decent job of recreating the sound of the early Beatles for the mid-1990s Stuart Sutcliffe biopic. As a guitarist, he´s also covered Paul McCartney´s Blackbird (not great) and Wings´ Band On The Run with Foo Fighters (better). And of course, before he hit paydirt with his own hugely successful songs some called hm the "grunge Ringo", but Grohl insists The Beatles' drummer is a much better musician than he is.

Foo Fighters are in the UK to play stadium gigs in Manchester and London.

By Michael Leonard