Foo Fighters Deliver Career-Spanning Livestream Concert From the Roxy

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"I wish you were here. It's not the same. Because usually I sing this one along with you." As Dave Grohl launched into Foo Fighters' 2007 hit "The Pretender," it was clear how much the band was missing its fans. Saturday night's livestream from Sunset Strip haunt the Roxy was meant to shake out those […]
"I wish you were here. It's not the same. Because usually I sing this one along with you."

As Dave Grohl launched into Foo Fighters' 2007 hit "The Pretender," it was clear how much the band was missing its fans. Saturday night's livestream from Sunset Strip haunt the Roxy was meant to shake out those cobwebs, following a stellar turn on "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 7, and did they ever. Grohl along with bandmates Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee — Grohl's 14-year-old daughter, Violet, was one of the backup singers — delivered with an intense energy, ripping through some of the Foos' biggest hits, including "All My Life," "Times Like These," "Best of You," "This Is a Call" and their latest single, "Shame Shame."

Andrew Stuart

"I have to be honest, the last eight months we haven't done much," said Grohl, who typically will spend that much time on the road in an album cycle year — and playing arenas not tiny clubs. "And six months went by where we didn't even see each other. And that's some fucked up shit, because we're usually all together — it's like the Partridge Family." He cycled through some lamentations: "It's our 25th anniversary this year.…
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