WATCH: White, Grohl Cover McCartney at White House
Does it get more intimidating than having a Beatle and the President in the audience?
Ice water must flow in the veins of Jack White and Dave Grohl.
Last month the two rockers covered Paul McCartney songs at the White House mere feet from the former Beatle and the leader of the free world, Barack Obama. Heeelllooo, jitters. The video of their performances just dropped online. Watch below!
The occasion was a special ceremony and concert in honor of McCartney, who received the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. White took the stage solo and played “Mother Nature’s Son” from the Beatles White Album on acoustic guitar. Grohl, meanwhile, kicked things up a notch by performing “Band on the Run” with Macca’s backing band. But first, he addressed the guests of honor: “Paul, you’re my hero. Mr. President, you’re my other hero.”
The whole ceremony — also featuring performances from Elvis Costello, Corinne Bailey Rae, the Jonas Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, and more, plus well as an all-star sing-along on “Hey Jude” — airs on PBS on July 28.
What do you think of White and Grohl’s performances?Watch below, then tell us in the comments section!
Jack White, “Mother Nature’s Son”
Dave Grohl, “Band on the Run”