‘Different kind of adrenaline rush’: Rob Gronkowski on jamming out with Paul McCartney at Fenway Park
The Summer of Gronk is in full swing.
This past Sunday night, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski jumped on stage for a bit of air guitar action during Paul McCartney’s sold-out concert at Fenway Park, faux-shredding during “Helter Skelter” while Macca and special guest Bob Weir of Dead & Company did the dirty work.
On Thursday afternoon, Gronk made a rare radio appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Massarotti show to promote next month’s Fantasy Sports Fest at Gillette Stadium, and after dodging a few questions about on-the-field stuff (including the Patriots loss in the AFC title game to the Denver Broncos, much to his chagrin), his cameo with McCartney briefly came up.
Gronkowski said he got to stage crash the concert through a “secret set-up” through his agent Drew Rosenhaus and folks at Rosenhaus Sports Representation. He refused to go into any details beyond that. But he did say McCartney was “one of the coolest dudes I’ve ever got to meet,” and that the former Beatle is “super humble and super talented”.
Known for scoring touchdowns on the football field and his bruising style of play, Gronk described the on-stage cameo with McCartney and Weir as a “different kind of adrenaline rush.”
Elsewhere in the chat, Gronk talked about playing the first four games of the 2016 NFL season without the suspended Tom Brady, and how many years he plans to play professional football.