Grohl told fans they covered the 1981 track because Yes songs are 'too fucking hard'
Foo Fighters invited Yes singer Jon Davison on stage during their show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday (Sep 17).
Davison joined the band to perform a cover version of the Rush song ‘Tom Sawyer’. Dave Grohl told the crowd the band had originally wanted to cover a Yes song, but decided against it because “they’re too fucking hard”.
As reported by Stereogum, Jon Davison grew up in Orange County, California, where he was friends with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Watch a video of the cover version below:
Dave Grohl recently told fans that he would rather see them waving lighters instead of mobile phones during Foo Fighters gigs.
Foo Fighters are currently on tour in the US and played a gig in Portland, Oregon on September 14. Footage from the gig has emerged in which Grohl speaks to the audience and extends his thanks to the Foo Fighters crew and backstage team.
During this speech he turns his attention to the fans and asks them to help light the stadium for him before the band play ‘Big Me’.
“This is a sweet, sweet occasion,” he said. “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like for you to light this rock show with any sort of illuminating device you are holding in your hands. Cigarette lighters are preferred, because that’s the fucking old school shit. I’d rather it look like a Scorpions video than a Deadmau5 video.”