Dave Grohl joined Chevy Metal – the covers band featuring his Foo Fighters bandmates Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett – for a one-off performance on Saturday night (June 29).
During Grohl’s hour-long covers set with Chevy Metal, the band tackled Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’. See above to watch their take on the classic hit, which reached Number One in 1981.
Grohl and Chevy Metal were performing in Costa Mesa, California as part of the city’s 60th anniversary celebrations. Their set also included covers of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Miss You’, The Knack’s ‘My Sharona’ and The Vapors’ ‘Turning Japanese’, local newspaper the Daily Pilot reports.
“I don’t get to play with Chevy Metal all the time,” Grohl told the crowd. “It’s the one band in the world I wish I could be in, but the fucking drummer’s the boss. What can I do? Every once in a while I get a phone call [telling me] ‘OK you’re allowed to play one show’. And they let me come play with my favourite fucking band in the world, Chevy Metal.”
Last week (June 24), Hawkins revealed that Foo Fighters have started work on their follow-up to 2011’s ‘Wasting Light’ – and hinted that it could be a concept album.
“We’re getting started,” he told Billboard. “We’re getting our ideas together. Dave has his brain working overtime, like usual, and he’s got a lot of great ideas, both musically and conceptually, none that I can speak of at this moment, but it’s gonna be great. It’s gonna be cool.”