Dave Grohl enlisted a team of seasoned musicians this past weekend to perform the 23-minute instrumental composition from his mini-doc Play. He also busted out an acoustic version of Foo Fighters‘ classic “Everlong.” Watch below!
Accompanied by special “friends” at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam in Asheville, North Carolina, Grohl unfurled the full instrumental odyssey for the first time in a live space at the annual concert held by the namesake Allman Brothers guitarist.
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The original composition was composed by the Foo Fighters leader to demonstrate the shared obstacles he and music students experience when learning their craft. The frontman wrote music for seven different instruments, playing each one.
It’s just the latest development in the fast-moving world of cool dad Dave Grohl, who earlier this year reunited his legendary alt-rock band Nirvana at the Foos-curated Cal Jam 2018. With Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McCauley respectfully filling in for the late Kurt Cobain, Grohl intimated that another Nirvana reunion could happen soon.
“After we played the [Rock Hall], I considered the idea that, if there was an opportunity, we could do it again,” he told Kerrang. “…But it’s delicate territory, and you can’t treat it like just another show. It’s very complicated and very special.”
And here’s the original video of Grohl’s studio version of Play, which you can watch in full, directly below. So, what did you think of Grohl’s Christmas Jam performances? Sound off in the comments section, and totally let us know your take!