Some may remember approximately 11 months ago, the world-famous alternative rock outfit Foo Fighters essentially trolled music journalists everywhere by releasing a fake break-up video, featuring frontman Dave Grohl attempting to become a solo EDM musician.
The video was actually in response to growing rumors of the band permanently breaking up following their St. Cecilia EP, clarifying with a statement at the end: “For the millionth time, we’re not breaking up. And nobody’s going fucking solo!”
Well the Foos have kept their promise, and they are back with a bang. Playing a huge surprise concert for a charity supporting area school sin Los Angeles last night, the band acted as a kind of a house band. Not only did they play many of their own songs, they also performed a slew of covers alongside a multitude of big-name guests.
Essentially, a few hundred donors had the chance to see the Foo Fighters back, in addition to Lisa Loeb, the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, the Police’s Stewart Copeland, Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, and KISS’ Paul Stanley kicking out their own classics. Plus, Survivor host Jeff Probst even showed up for a Rolling Stones cover.
The night finished on a strong note, with a Led Zeppelin cover of “Whole Lotta Love” and “Rock and Roll” with Hagar and even the late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s son, Jason Bonham.
Check out a video of “Rock and Roll” plus the amazing setlist from the show below:
1. “Learn To Fly”
2. “My Hero”
3. “Stay (I Missed You)” (Lisa Loeb cover) (with Lisa Loeb)
4. “Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie cover) (with Lisa Loeb)
5. “Times Like These”
6. “Bodies” (Sex Pistols cover) (with Steve Jones)
7. “Silly Thing” (Sex Pistols cover) (with Steve Jones)
8. “Stay With Me” (Faces cover) (with Steve Jones)
9. “All My Life”
10. “Excesses” (Klark Kent cover) (with Stewart Copeland)
11. “Message In A Bottle” (The Police cover) (with Stewart Copeland)
13. “Monkey Wrench”
14. “I Can’t Drive 55″ (Sammy Hagar cover) (with Sammy Hagar)
15. “Finish What Ya Started” (Van Halen cover) (with Sammy Hagar)
16. “Rock And Roll” (Led Zeppelin cover) (with Sammy Hagar)
17. “Miss You” (The Rolling Stones cover) (with Jeff Probst)
18. “Been Caught Stealing” (Jane’s Addiction cover) (with Perry Farrell)
19. “Time Is On My Side” (Kai Winding & His Orchestra cover) (with Perry Farrell)
20. “Had A Dad” (Jane’s Addiction cover) (with Perry Farrell)
21. “Best Of You”
22. “Detroit Rock City” (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
23. “Do You Love Me” (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
24. “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
25. “Whole Lotta Love” / “Rock And Roll” (Led Zeppelin cover) (with Paul Stanley)