Terence Patrick/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedFoo Fighters hitched a ride with James Corden for Wednesday night’s installment of “Carpool Karaoke” on The Late Late Show. Frontman Dave Grohl and bass player Nate Mendel explained how their first meeting with each other also involved a karaoke machine .
After singing the band’s “All My Life” and “Best of You,” Grohl and Mendel recalled the day they decided to form a band.
“The first time we jammed I was playing through a karaoke machine in your living room,” says Nate. “Were you really?” Dave asked, before spotting the coincidence and yelling, “Full circle!”
“Learn to Fly” was the next song, followed by Grohl’s gory recollection of the concert in Sweden during which he took a tumble off the stage, breaking his leg in two places.
“They’re like, ‘Your ankle’s dislocated, we must put it back in right now,'” Grohl said in a mock Swedish accent.
“[They] put gauze in my mouth [and said] ‘just bite on this,'” he recalled, imitating the horrifying sound his ankle made as it was being twisted into place.
“But my leg was broken too,” he continues. “I’m like, ‘Can I finish the show?’ And this guy holding my ankle, he’s like, ‘Well, I have to hold your ankle in place.’ And so, I was like, ‘You’ve got to come up on stage.'”
Adds Grohl, “That was the best show we ever had.”
After singing “The Sky Is a Neighborhood,” from Foo Fighters’ ninth and latest studio album, Concrete and Glass, the carpoolers slipped into a local Guitar Center, where Corden “auditioned” for the band — first on the drums, then by taking lead vocals on Rick Astley‘s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Rick joined the group on stage for that song at their concert in London earlier this month.
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