Foo Fighters duo Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins have recorded a cover of Rush’s song ‘2112 Overture’ for a new box set that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the latter’s ‘2112’ album.
The Canadian rock band will welcome the anniversary of their concept album, first released in April 1976, with a deluxe reissue on December 16. As well as live and previously unheard material, such bands as Alice In Chains and Billy Talent are contributing covers of Rush songs to the box set.
Grohl and Hawkins, along with producer Nick Raskulinecz, have covered ‘2112 Overture’ for the reissue, which was given its premiere on CBC Radio 2’s The Strumbo Show on Sunday (November 6). As Consequence of Sound reports, lead vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson previewed the cover on the recent edition of The Strumbo Show during an interview with host George Stroumboulopoulos.
Listen to ‘2112 Overture’ by scrolling to the 46:00 mark on the player below.
Yesterday (November 7) the Foo Fighters launched a digital passport for fans, with anticipation growing that the band will announce further European live dates in 2017.
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