Taylor Swift is everywhere. The more you try to escape her, the stronger her presence is. She is simply an undeniable force. General fandom around the pop superstar/singer-songwriter has been intense for years. However, it is reached a new level thanks to her “Eras Tour.”

Swift’s ongoing “Eras Tour” is projected to gross a staggering $2.2 billion in North America alone, according to CNN Business. Her tour has provided a massive boost to the local economies of the cities where she performs. Fortune noted that Swift’s tour is on track to generate a nearly $5 billion boost in consumer spending. This is the result of people traveling to see Swift and spending money on hotels, food and other goods. Just how significant is that number? Dan Fleetwood, President of QuestionPro Research and Insights told GlobalNewsWire, “If Taylor Swift were an economy, she’d be bigger than 50 countries.”

With this kind of popularity, it is not shocking that Swift has gotten a lot of attention from other artists in the music world, including some icons. She did the honors of inducting Carole King into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. She also notably performed “As Tears Go By” with the Rolling Stones in 2013. Swift says in the video below, “That’s one of the only bands where you see these fans who’ve been coming to shows for decades, and they always want to come back. The way you see them give everything they have for every single performance, that’s what makes fans loyal to them, and that’s been a huge influence on my entire outlook on my career.”

 

Over the years, several iconic rock stars have said very kind things about Swift. Keep scrolling to see just seven examples of their praise of Swift, from funny stories to more poignant moments.

  • Dave Grohl

    Dave Grohl recalled a time when Taylor Swift bailed him out of a jam. Both musicians were attending a party hosted by Paul McCartney. At one point, Sir Paul started playing a song on the piano. After he was done, people at the party turned to Grohl and said he should play a song next. There were two problems, though: Grohl doesn’t know how to play the piano, and he said he was “a little out of sorts” at that point (wink-wink). Swift jumps in and volunteers to play a song, and she decides to play the Foo Fighters song “Best of You.” However, due to Grohl being “a little out of sorts,” it took him a bit to realize what song she was playing, even though he wrote it.

  • Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks said to the crowd at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta in May 2023, “Thank you to Taylor Swift for doing this thing for me, and that is writing a song called ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid.'” (“You’re On Your Own, Kid” is featured on Swift’s 2022 album Midnights. The track peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number eight.)

    “That is the sadness of how I feel,” Nicks continued. “As long as Chris was, even on the other side of the world, we didn’t have to talk on the phone. We really weren’t phone buddies. Then we would go back to Fleetwood Mac, and we would walk in, and it would be like ‘Little sister, how are you?’ It was like never a minute had passed, never an argument in our entire 47 years. Never.”

    Nicks closed saying, “So, when it was the two of us, the two of us were on our own, kids. We always were, and now, I’m having to learn to be on my own, kid, by myself. So, you help me to do that. Thank you.”

  • Bono

    Back in October 2022, U2’s Bono said, “I’m a Swiftie” in an appearance on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show alongside Swift. Host Graham Norton if the two ever worked together before. Swift said, “Not yet. We’re gonna talk about it later.”

    Swift added about Bono, “He’s so nice he sent me roses when I played in Dublin. He doesn’t want to take credit … He’s a truly great person. He’s just that great and thoughtful, just the best there is.” Bono coyly responded, “I better have a drink.”

    Taylor Swift and Bono posing for a photo.

    Charley Gallay/Getty Images

  • Paul Stanley

    The KISS legend shared a photo of himself wearing an “Eras Tour” t-shirt on social media. He captioned the photo, “Took Erin, Sarah and Emily to see Taylor Swift Last Night! 6 shows at SoFi Stadium for a total of A HALF MILLION PEOPLE and I know why… PHENOMENAL SHOW BY A PHENOMENAL ARTIST. Thanks to her staff for rolling out the red carpet for us.”

  • Bruce Springsteen

    In November 2022, Bruce Springsteen had a week-long takeover of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. At that time, there was a lot of buzz around The Boss’ 2023 tour and Taylor Swift’s tour happening at the same time.

    Fallon asked the Boss to confirm a “theory” he and Swift will pop in on each other’s shows thanks to their mutual connection of songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff. Springsteen responded, “I will be, because my daughter is going to make sure I will be at the Taylor Swift show, so I know that. And she’s welcome on E Street anytime.”

  • David Draiman

    The Disturbed frontman shared his desire to work with Taylor Swift in an interview with 93.3 WMMR’s Sara. He said, “I would love to cover a Taylor Swift song. I think that she is one of the most prolific songwriters of our generation. I think she is insanely talented. I’d love to collaborate with Taylor if she ever wanted to, on any given day.”

    Draiman added, “I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I think she’s a brilliant woman. I think she’s, like I said, one of the great songwriters of our time. I love her gumption. I love the fact that she gets on stage in front of tens of thousands of screaming young female fans and plays a real instrument and sings live and is the real deal.”

  • David Draiman (Again)

    Draiman, again, publicly praised Swift, and this time, it was during a Disturbed show in January 2024. The singer spotted two 12-year-old girls with their dads in the crowd and brought them on stage. He commented that since the two girls were at the Disturbed show and not at a Swift show they were being raised on rock music. Per Blabbermouth, Draiman then said Swift “still kicks ass,” which led to some booing. The Disturbed frontman sternly told his fans not to boo the singer-songwriter.

    “I will stand up and applaud any pop artist that gets up on stage and sings live and plays a guitar live in front of a whole group of f—ing thousands of girls and guys, young fans,” said Draiman. ” … She’s making sure that an entire generation of new music fans understand what it means to actually play music live.”

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