Dave Grohl, who must be the nicest guy in rock n’ roll, spends a great deal of his onstage time making other people’s dreams come true. He regularly invites fans onstage for their birthdays, even letting one guy play the drums and also chugging a beer with another. Now it’s time to make Grohl’s ultimate dream happen. Yes, even rock stars have urges that demand satisfaction.
A few other legendary musicians took the stage with Foo Fighters at the Milton Keynes National Bowl on Saturday. Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Queen drummer Roger Taylor hopped onstage with the Foos. Taylor took the drums, and Jones manned the keyboards as the entire gathering performed Queen’s “Under Pressure.” Speaking from high atop his marijuana-inspired throne, Grohl told the audience how stoked he was to perform with his idols:
“Now, look. I don’t know if y’all have ever seen a supergroup. This is a ‘superdupergroup.’ I don’t even know what to say because this kind of sh*t doesn’t happen every day. Let me just tell you that the Foo Fighters, right now, are living out our rock n’ roll fantasy with you tonight.”
Well, don’t tell Pearl Jam and Blind Melon that another performance somehow topped their supergroup experience from this past July. I’m sure those guys wouldn’t take it personally, but the words would still sting for a few moments. No one can stay mad at Grohl for long. Try it, and you’ll see what I mean.
Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins did a fairly fine job on vocals for this superdupergroup number. No word on how much longer Grohl (who had his cast removed more than a month ago) will remain throne bound. He called the chair a “blessing” (because Grohl always sees the bright side), but he must be eager to truly shred again.
(Via Consequence of Sound)