Covers have all the time been an integral a part of the Foo Fighters lore. From Dave Grohl’s early demo doodling to prolonged reside medleys to the late Taylor Hawkins’ fan-favorite facet challenge Chevy Steel, the Foo’s like to pay homage to their influences — and have a rattling good time whereas doing it too.
Put merely, Foo Fighters simply love music, and so they can’t assist however indulge within the sugary goodness of a canopy. It’s as if there’s a cosmic pull keen them to carry out the music they love however didn’t write. Like their a number of documentaries on the music-making course of and their B-movie slasher flick, the band appears to be like to revel within the magic and pure enjoyable of music.
In fact, a pillar of this rock-as-gospel mentality was the band’s celebrated long-time drummer Taylor Hawkins. Whereas his aforementioned Chevy Steel challenge allowed him to embody his favourite artists with out the duty to carry out unique tunes, Foo Fighters supplied Hawkins with the chance to share his unflinching spirit with bought out stadiums. His near-nightly covers grew to become a staple of every reside present, harboring memorable moments of pure pleasure.
Because the Foo Fighters have aged, and by some means managed to solely change into extra established as a touring act, that reality has confirmed itself to be more and more true. They’ve been dubbed the fashionable ambassadors of rock music, and so they appear to be taking that position to coronary heart. Their love for covers, then, serves to each introduce younger listeners to the canon of rock and remind older followers that, regardless of what JPEGMAFIA has to say, rock and roll lives on.
All that is to say, Foo Fighters may in all probability transfer ahead strictly as a canopy band and proceed to promote out stadiums. Not dissuade Grohl and co. from writing their late-career masterpiece, nor to rob followers of the chic expertise of singing, “You gotta promise to not cease after I say when,” with 20,000 different folks, however the band’s sheer love of rock and roll shines via their covers so brightly that their reside present would virtually undoubtedly retain its legendary standing. I dunno, possibly only one cowl tour? As a deal with?
Till the group returns my electronic mail pitches, we’ve ranked the very best (readily accessible) Foo covers.