During their appearance at VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, Foo Fighters performed a version of the rock classic Back in Black. To help celebrate their first concert in front of an audience in over a year, they invited AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson to perform lead vocals. (Thanks Harriet!)
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During a Foo Fighters set on Oates Song Fest, Dave Grohl turned in a live acoustic version of the band’s classic Everlong. Before the performance kicked off, Dave dug into how the song came together, his sources of inspiration for the track, and a few thoughts that might inspire other musicians.
Like chocolate and peanut butter, remixer William Maranci managed to combine two tasty standalone snacks into one delightful treat. We’re not sure where he got the idea to transform the Foo Fighters track All My Life into the Pokémon theme song, but somehow it works quite brilliantly.
On the first night of their Hanukkah Sessions, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin cranked up the volume for a great cover version of the Beastie Boys hit track Sabotage. Since then, they’ve performed Drake’s Hotline Bling and Mountain’s 1970 Southern rock classic Mississipi Queen.
Released back in 2011, the Foo Fighters’ album Wasting Light might not have been their biggest commercial success, but it was beloved by fans and critics alike. UK-based musician EatMyUke put together a great medley of tracks from the album, performed entirely on the ukulele.
Tenacious D documents their off-stage antics on tour in Bogota, Colombia, as they attempt to stowaway on a plane; challenge Foo Fighters and Weezer in anexplosive game of Tejo, Colombia’s national drunken sport; and the heavy heavy-metalheads demonstrate the workout that keeps them “obese instead of morbidly obese.”
Multitalented musician Elise Trouw turns in an wonderful live-looped mashup of Foo Fighters’s 1997 hit Everlong by Bobby Caldwell’s 1978 jazz-soul classic What You Won’t Do for Love. There’s a lot of talk about the “it” factor in the music biz, and Elise has got “it” in spades.
PMJ’s Scott Bradlee and Chloe Feoranzo perform a wonderful cover version of Foo Fighters 1997 classic My Hero. For every 1,000 plays through 10/14/17, they’ll donate $10 to the UMC Foundation, who provided Level 1 trauma care during the recent tragedy in Las Vegas.
Musicians Blair Crimmins and The Hookers created this great slow jam arrangement of Foo Fighters’ track My Hero specifically for their friend’s Mom, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. They wanted to make a version that she could dance to at her son’s wedding.
Kathryn Shinnick, Kate Sullivan, Katie McKay, Sidney Harvey of Dolce Ensembles perform a wonderful cover version of Foo Fighters’ Everlong on violin, viola, and cello. Be sure to check out their their epic medley of Muse, Tool, System of a Down and Massive Attack too.
Dave Grohl directed the bipolar music video for Foo Fighters’ latest track – a clip which stars the members of the band rocking a retirement home, aged to look how they’ll look if they keep performing for another 30 years or so. We love the Thriller-esque choreography at the end.
(PG-13 Language) Dave Grohl regales us with a hilarious anecdote about meeting Sir Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift, then turns in a heartfelt solo acoustic performance of the Foo Fighters’ classic Best of You during the Cannes Lions 2016 festival of creativity.