The run of legendary guests and covers continues
The Dave Grohl-fronted band are currently touring North America in support of their 2017 record, ‘Concrete and Gold’. In a four-star review, NME said that the “blistering, high-gloss” release “features some of the band’s most vital and impressive tracks in years”.
During the Foos’ show at Boston’s Fenway Park on Sunday (July 22), the rockers pulled out their regular renditions of Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ – via Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, naturally – and ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by The Ramones. The crowd were then surprised by Walsh taking to the stage to perform his 1973 classic, ‘Rocky Mountain Way’.
Earlier in their current tour, Foo Fighters were joined onstage by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and actor John Travolta. Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet, has also been providing backing vocals at the band’s shows.
Meanwhile, the group’s drummer Taylor Hawkins recently said that he thinks alternative-rock is dead.
“We talk about the changing of the guard when Nirvana’s Nevermind came out and it really kicked open the door and kind of got rid of what people called plastic hair metal,” he said.
“I really realised it just being up onstage with Axl the other night – they were the first tickle if you will, into what became alternative rock. When I heard Appetite For Destruction when it first came out, it was scrappy and you knew there was danger in that band.
“The songs have endured and there’s no more alternative rock any more – we’re just a bunch of dads playing music now,” he added. “All of that has gone by the wayside.”