Watch Foo Fighters Cover Queen in First Post-Pandemic Appearance (Video)
Foo Fighters took the stage in fighting form for their first full-blown show welcoming concert goers back to live performance with a cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”
The band’s first appearance on stage after being sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic took place at L.A.’s Canyon Club, the 610-person captaincy venue in Agoura Hills.
The show — like their upcoming June 20th Madison Square Garden concert –was for vaccinated audiences only, with tickets going for $26 in celebration of the group’s 26th anniversary tour.
Rolling Stone reported, “A fan-shot video from the show finds (drummer Taylor) Hawkins swapping places with frontman Dave Grohl, who takes a seat behind the drums while Hawkins introduces the cover. Hawkins noted that, after initially suggesting the Foo Fighters cover Queen, most of the band thought there was no way they could do it — except Grohl who figured, ‘Maybe we can.'”
The show wasn’t without controversy. A small crowd of fans –which included actor Ricky Schroeder–opposed to vaccinations gathered outside the venue protesting the decision to exclude those not taking the Covid-19 vaccines.
“Dave Grohl is an ignorant punk who needs slapped (sic )for supporting Discrimination. Ignorance comes in all shapes & sizes. Kurt Cobain is laughing at you Dave along with Millions of Patriots. . . . Fool,” Schroeder wrote on social media.