As Dave Grohl sat shotgun for James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, the Foo Fighters lead realized he and his bandmates had come “full circle.” Bassist Nate Parker, chilling in the backseat, remembered playing through a karaoke machine during his first jam session with Grohl. Cut to them all sitting in Corden’s van years later, singing Foo Fighters classics like “All My Life,” “Best of You,” and “Learn to Fly.”
No matter if they’re performing at the O2 Arena in London (which they did on Tuesday night) or carpooling for the Late Late Show‘s popular segment, they put their all into a performance. Grohl, forever the frontman, did just that.
The group soon found themselves at a Guitar Center guitar shop, where Corden, Grohl, and drummer Taylor Hawkins compared their percussion skills before performing a cover of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” for the customers — an appropriate song choice, considering the Foo Fighters Rickrolled the audience at the Tokyo Summer Sonic festival in August before bringing Astley out onto the stage.
Corden got a taste of being the lead singer for one of the most famous rock groups but became “depressed” when his five minutes of being in the band ended. Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett was there to rip off the band-aid: “Well, we never let you in the band. I mean, technically.”
Watch the latest Carpool Karaoke above.