The band's Taylor Hawkins led covers band Chevy Metal before the Foos took to the stage
Foo Fighters held the event in the car park of Hollywood’s Palladium to promote their upcoming festival, CalJam. The two-day event will take place in San Bernardino between October 5 and 6, and will see the band headline it, with appearances from Iggy Pop, Garbage, Billy Idol, and more.
Before the Foos took to the stage as The Holy Shits, drummer Taylor Hawkins led covers band Chevy Metal through a number of classic rock songs, including Queen and David Bowie‘s ‘Under Pressure’. Taylor took over drum duties, while Hawkins handled Freddie Mercury’s vocals. Watch footage of the moment below.
Earlier this year, Dave Grohl revealed who he thought were the best band to ever support Foo Fighters. The frontman told Radio X The Struts were his pick of all the bands who’ve opened for them over the years.
“I guess they don’t get a lot of love in England, but in America, they’re the best opening band we’ve ever had,” he said. “That kid Luke, the singer, it’s unbelievable. He’ll walk out in front of an audience in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where nobody has ever heard of them and by the end of the show he’ll have the entire audience in the palm of his hand.”
Meanwhile, Grohl recently released a documentary and solo, 23-minute recording, both titled ‘Play’, in which he plays all seven instruments on the track.