Foo Fighters have been forced to reschedule two Canadian shows, including their September 4 show at Rogers Place in Edmonton and their September 6 show at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. The Edmonton date has now been moved to October 22, while the Calgary date has now been moved to October 23. This news comes after Dave Grohl lost his voice following the band’s September 1 concert at Safeco Field in Seattle. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new dates and refunds are also available at point of purchase until September 25.
Last night (September 1), Krist Novoselic joined his former Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Pat Smear onstage at Foo Fighters’ Seattle, WA show. You can see footage of them covering The Vaselines‘ “Molly’s Lips“ below. That track was previously covered by Nirvana and it appeared on their “Incesticide” compilation.
During Foo Fighters’ special Cal Jam pop-up event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA yesterday (August 26), the band played a free show under the name The Holy Shits. The set featured a number of rarely played tracks including “Gimmie Stitches,” “New Way Home,” “Weenie Beenie,” etc. On top of that, drummer Taylor Hawkins’ Chevy Metal covers project also performed. That set saw Hawkins joined by some of his Foo Fighters bandmates, including Dave Grohl, and Queen’s Roger Taylor.
Foo Fighters have announced a free Cal Jam pop up event. It will take place on August 26 at the Hollywood Palladium from 3pm to 7pm and it will feature performances from The Holy Shits and Taylor Hawkins‘ covers band Chevy Metal. It’s worth noting that “The Holy Shits” moniker has been used by Foo Fighters for secret shows in the past. Fans that attend the event will be able to take pictures with the band’s white limo and the throne Dave Grohl used while touring with a broken leg. They will also be able to gain access to special merch deals, enjoy various food and drink options, and pick up $49 lawn tickets with no service fees. Cal Jam will officially take place on October 6, with a pre-show planned for the night before, and the lineup can be found HERE.
Last Halloween, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl filled in for Jimmy Kimmel on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and during the episode Alice Cooper “cut his head off” with a guillotine. Grohl has since returned to the show to discuss his “Play” project, jamming with Prince, and more. He also took some time to give Kimmel a special gift, his “severed head.”
During their July 14 show in Wantagh, NY, Foo Fighters were joined onstage by Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and John Travolta. Smith performed a cover of Faces’ “Stay With Me” with the band, while Travolta took the stage during a partial cover of the “Grease” song “You’re The One That I Want.”