Foo Fighters donned coyly covert garage-band monikers to play some covers and rarities at a pre-Cal Jam pop-up show over the weekend, including covering a Queen tune with the classic group’s own drummer, Roger Taylor. Watch below!
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Utilizing the fake bands names Chevy Metal and the Holy Shits, Dave Grohl and co. performed both a set of covers and a set of Foos tunes at the surprise gig in the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday, as reported by Variety.
Chevy Metal, fronted by longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, opened the one-off gig with a fierce set of rock covers, including shots at Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” the Knack’s “My Sharona” and the Rolling Stones‘ “Miss You.”
The Hawkins-fied opening “act” closed their set with a take on Queen and David Bowie‘s undeniable “Under Pressure,” which featured a guest appearance from the aforementioned Queen percussionist himself, Mr. Roger Taylor.
And once the Foos — ahem, the Holy Shits — took the stage, they played a grip of well-known Foo Fighter tunes plus some rarely-heard album tracks such as “Gimme Stitches.” Check out some video footage from both sets down yonder.
Cal Jam 2018 goes down Saturday, Oct. 6, at Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California; the Foos headline alongside Iggy Pop, Tenacious D and Garbage. Get tickets and festival information here.
Foo Fighters tour dates
09/01 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
09/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
09/06 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
09/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
09/12 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
09/14 – San Diego, CA @ KAABOO del Mar
10/06 – San Bernardino, CA @ Cal Jam ‘18
10/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
10/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
10/15 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
10/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
10/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
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What do you think about the Fighters’ “fake” sets under alternate names? Have you caught a gig from Foos under their ‘Holy Shits’ guise? (They’ve reportedly rocked a show or two under the false banner before.) Sound off in the comments!