Dave Grohl and co performed at the Record Connection store in Niles, Ohio during April
Foo Fighters have released a short documentary detailing their intimate Record Store Day performance at a small independent music shop in Ohio.
The band played a nine-song set last month (April 18) at Record Connection in Niles, Ohio – which has a population of 20,000 and is just miles away from frontman Dave Grohl’s hometown of Warren, Ohio. Grohl, who arrived at the venue by motorcycle, was the official ambassador for the 2015 Record Store Day event, which celebrates the culture and plight of independent record shops.
“What a statement it makes for the Foo Fighters to come and play for you guys,” owner Jeff Burke tells the audience in the clip. “It’s mindblowing. I don’t know if it sinks in as much for you guys as much as it does to me, but it’s just unbelievable. Really unbelievable.”
The mini-documentary also shows footage of the band performing ‘White Limo’ from their 2011 album ‘Wasting Light’. Watch in full below.
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters played a surprise show at the Conejo Valley Days county fair in California earlier this month (May 9). The band’s drummer Taylor Hawkins had already been booked to play the event in Thousand Oaks with his covers band Chevy Metal, with Dave Grohl and co joining their bandmate onstage for the performance.
The group played covers of Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’, ‘Let There Be Rock’ by AC/DC, Bryan Adams’ ‘Summer of ’69’, The Vapors’ ‘Turning Japanese’, ‘My Sharona’ by The Knack, Queen & David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’, plus several songs by The Rolling Stones and Van Halen.
Foo Fighters headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Watch organiser Emily Eavis discussing the booking in the video interview with NME below.