Watch: Grohl cover Bowie, Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones
While the rest of the music world was busy at Glastonbury, Dave Grohl joined Chevy Metal – the side-project of Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett – to play a set of classic rock at Costa Mesa Fairgrounds in southern California.
Chevy Metal’s set featured covers of Van Halen’s ‘Panama’, The Knacks’ ‘My Sharona’, The Vapors’ ‘Turning Japanese’, as well as Rolling Stones, Queen and Faces covers. Grohl and co were performing as part of Costa Mesa City’s 60th anniversary celebrations on a lineup that also featured sets from Wanda Jackson, Eric Burdon and The Animals, and Berlin (‘Take My Breath Away’). The party also featured a performance from the All American Boys Choir, fireworks, and a sandwich-eating contest, which Grohl inexplicably didn’t win.
When not goofing off and pretending to be a wedding band, Grohl is busy working on a new Foo Fighters record, the follow-up to 2011’s Wasting Light. Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins announced last week that “Dave has his brain working overtime, like usual, and he’s got a lot of great ideas, both musically and conceptually – none that I can speak of at this moment, but it’s gonna be great. It’s gonna be cool.”
In related news, Grohl is selling one of his houses, a beachside crash pad in the Californian suburb of Oxnard. He purchased the home in 2006 for $3.78 million, but may have to settle for considerably less. Click here for real estate porn.
Watch Grohl and Chevy Metal:
Queen – ‘Under Pressure’
The Rolling Stones – ‘Miss You’
The Faces – ‘Stay With Me’