Foo FightersDave Grohl has called out Taylor Swift during a recent show – see footage below.

While performing at London Stadium on Saturday (June 22), Grohl pointed out that Swift was having her own concert down the road at Wembley. After a chorus of boos from fans, Grohl told the audience: “I tell you, man, you don’t want to suffer the wrath of Taylor Swift. So we like to call our tour the ‘Errors Tour.’”

Grohl jokingly added: “We’ve had more than a few eras, and more than a few fucking errors as well. Just a couple. That’s because we actually play live. What? Just saying. You guys like raw, live rock ‘n’ roll music, right? You came to the right fucking place.”

Taylor Swift has since seemingly responded to Grohl’s comments. After receiving a standing ovation at Wembley on Sunday night (June 23), Swift gave props to her band, subtly saying: “Every one of my band members, every single one of our crew, my band who’s gonna be playing live for you for 3.5 hours tonight, they deserve this so much. And so does every one of my fellow performers. And you just gave that to us so generously, we will never forget it.”

Grohl’s dig at Swift are rather surprising as the pair have gotten along well in the past. In 2018, he recalled the time Swift “saved” him at a party thrown by Paul McCartney.  According to Grohl, McCartney played a song on the piano, after which “everyone turned to me and said, ‘Alright Dave, play a song!’”

“I can’t play piano and I was a little out of sorts at that point,” he continued. “All of the guitars are left-handed and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, what do I do? What do I do?’ and at that point, Taylor Swift stands up and goes, ‘I’ll do a song’. So she saved my ass.”

While a reason for Grohl’s jab at Swift has yet to be pinpointed, several posts on social media are speculating that it is in response to Grohl’s daughter being cyber-bullied by droves of Swift’s fans earlier this year. After the 17-year-old posted about the singer flying her private jet everywhere, Violet was allegedly sent death threats and Swift had not spoken out against the actions of her fans.

Since footage of Grohl’s jab at Swift made its way onto social media, the former Nirvana drummer has drawn the ire of Swift fans (aka Swifties), while others have stood up for the veteran rocker.

See a handful of X posts – some criticising Grohl and some support him – below.

The Edinburgh date of Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras’ tour received a five-star review from NME, with Hannah Mylrea writing: “Despite being an arena show, in a huge, cavernous venue, Swift and her fans have managed to cultivate a community. This is a marvel of a show that comes with a beating heart.”

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters’ recent Manchester concert scored then a four-star rating, with Rishi Shah writing for NME: “Approaching thirty years as a band, Foo Fighters have adapted in the face of any adversity, ensuring their stadium show remains cohesive, exemplary and simply untouchable. While others from their time might begin to creep towards legacy act territory, Foo Fighters remain as relevant and imperious as ever – they’re only going to need even more stadiums to fill.”

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