Dua Lipa, Coldplay and many more have joined Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins for a charity cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’.
On what is being billed as “the biggest ever Live Lounge”, the BBC Radio 1 single features a group of artists gathering in their homes to cover of the Foo’s classic. All proceeds from the single will be split between Comic Relief and Children In Need.
Other rtists taking part in the cover are Dua Lipa, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Sam Fender, Youngblud, Anne-Marie, Mabel, Royal Blood, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Zara Larsson and more.
The song debuted across BBC Radio 1, 2, 1Xtra, 6Music and Asian Network at 12pm. You can listen to it in full below.
Earlier this month (April 10), Dave Grohl shared a new “pandemic playlist” featuring wide-range of artists including LCD Soundsystem, Madness and Patsy Cline.
Grohl chose one song for each different stage of the coronavirus quarantine, from preparation and nesting to insanity and hope.
“In order to get through this difficult period (and I truly believe that we will get through this, in time), it is important to recognise the many stages of isolation and anxiety, and to pair them with appropriate musical accompaniment,” he wrote for The Atlantic. “Here are a few suggestions you might find helpful.”
For the first stage of preparation, Grohl chose The Cars’ ‘Let’s Go’, explaining: “You’ve stockpiled enough pasta to feed an entire Olive Garden for a month, you’ve catalogued your toilet-paper rolls down to the individual sheet, and you’ve upgraded to liquor bottles with handles on them. You’ve got this!”
Stage two – nesting – was soundtracked by Madness’ ‘Our House’ and the musician encouraging fans to “release your inner Marie Kondo”, while LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Drunk Girls’ accompanied the fourth stage, virtual connection. “You’ve now been reduced to having online cocktails every night with your friends, like a special episode of The Brady Bunch, if The Brady Bunch were set in hell,” Grohl wrote.
Further on in the playlist, Grohl selected Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’ for the ninth stage, insanity. You can listen to the playlist in full above and read Grohl’s comments in full here.
Meanwhile, Grohl has recently been sharing stories from his past on his recently launched Instagram account Dave’s True Stories. Earlier this month (April 7), he recalled the time he was asked by Prince to join him and his band for a jam back in 2011.