The Foo Fighters played the Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert earlier this week. As the name suggests, the James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar-hosted acoustic benefit is a way to raise money for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco and the research into childhood cancers that they do there. Well, beyond playing the event with along with drummer Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl felt the need to be even more generous. He played a new yelping blues song “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” to an appreciative crowd.
The track reimagines the heavens as a crowded place full of seemingly ornery neighbors who just want everyone around them to “keep it down.” Though Grohl always seems to be in the news by virtue of being awesome and living his best life, it’s the first blast of new music we’ve heard from his group since 2015’s Saint Cecilia EP. The blues-y, downbeat song isn’t exactly a full collaborative album with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, but it’s not bad, either. And after two years of silence, we’ll take what we can get.
Check out the fan-shot video up top. And for more Dave Grohl being great, don’t miss the endearing story of how his mother embarrassed him in front of a bunch of seasoned jazz musicians.