Foo Fighters Cover ‘Under Pressure’ With John Paul Jones and Roger Taylor
Foo Fighters covering the Queen and David Bowie classic "Under Pressure" is nothing new. But last night (Sept. 5) at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England, they brought out Queen drummer Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones to help them out. The video is above.
According to NME, midway through the sat, Dave Grohl told the crowd, "Something nice and special just happened an hour and a half ago. A couple of our friends turned up and we thought it’d be nice to do a song together." With that, the two rock legends were introduced, with Taylor Hawkins ceding the drum stool to Taylor and Jones taking a position behind the keyboards.
"Now look," Dave Grohl told the crowd. "I don't know if y'all have ever seen a supergroup. This is a 'superdupergroup.' I don't even know what to say because this kind of s--- doesn't happen every day. Let me just tell you that the Foo Fighters, right now, are living out our rock n' roll fantasy with you tonight."
Jones and Grohl worked together in the trio Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, recording an album in 2009 and going on a subsequent tour. The members have repeatedly said that they plan to create a follow-up, but have not yet found the time.
This was Foo Fighters' first concert in the U.K. since Grohl broke his leg during a concert in mid-June. The injury forced them to cancel concerts at Glastonbury and Wembley Stadium. They will play the same venue tonight before heading to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday before returning to North America for five weeks of concerts.
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