More Proof on Why the Foo Fighters Are One of the Coolest Bands in the World

You don’t have to like Dave Grohl or the Foo Fighters to respect them. How many bands would do something like this?

It was a regular day at the Conejo Valley Days County Fair in Thousand Oaks, California. As is often the case with these events, there was live music and on this particular day, a group billed as Chevy Metal was scheduled to play. Foos fans would have recognized this as drummer Taylor Hawkins’ side project. But then Dave Grohl and Chris Shifflet showed up and the performance turned into a full-on Foo Fighters gig–albeit featuring nothing but covers.

Here’s the setlist courtesy VVN Music.

  • Stay With Me (Faces cover)
  • Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band cover)
  • School’s Out (Alice Cooper cover)
  • Little T&A (The Rolling Stones cover)
  • Everybody Wants Some!! (Van Halen cover)
  • Panama (Van Halen cover)
  • Turning Japanese (The Vapors cover)
  • Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams cover)
  • Bitch (The Rolling Stones cover)
  • Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie cover)
  • Let’s Go (The Cars cover)
  • I’m the One (Van Halen cover)
  • Show Your Love (Van Halen cover)
  • You May Be Right (Billy Joel cover)
  • Hurts So Good (John Mellencamp cover)
  • Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover)
  • My Sharona (The Knack cover)
  • Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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