Watch Undercover Foo Fighters Play A Surprise Covers Gig At A US County Fair
Written by Emmy Mack on 14th May, 2015
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Foo Fighters have had a bit of down time between the legs (mind out of the gutter) of their Sonic Highways world tour, and they’ve naturally used it to disguise themselves as mild-mannered covers band, ‘Chevy Metal’, and perform an undercover gig at California’s Conejo Valley Days Carnival, Thousand Oaks.
Well, sort of. Chevy Metal is actually drummer Taylor Hawkins’ all-covers side project who were booked to play the fair, but their performance was given a substantial amount of extra girth when Hawk-eye welcomed fellow Foos, Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflet, to the iconic Pizza stage.
Together with the Foo Fighters’ keyboardist-for-hire, Rami Jaffee, and Hawkins’ regular Chevy Metal/Birds of Satan bandmates, the group busted out an 18-song, ‘best of classic rock’ set, featuring renditions of AC/DC, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen and Billy Joel tunes, among others. Strangely enough, they didn’t throw in any Foos covers.
“I’m just a rhythm guitar player in this band, but Taylor makes me sing once in a while,” Grohl joked before launching into Bryan Adams’ most enduring hit, Summer of ’69.
Check out fan-shot footage of the performance, as well as a list of Chevy Metal’s full repertoire via Consequence Of Sound, below.
Watch: Chevy Metal/Foo Fighters – Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams Cover) Live 2015
Watch: Chevy Metal/Foo Fighters – My Sharona (The Knack Cover) Live 2015
Watch: Chevy Metal/Foo Fighters – Stay With Me (Faces Cover) Live 2015
Chevy Metal Setlist:
Stay With Me (Faces cover)
Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band cover)
School’s Out (Alice Cooper cover)
Little T&A (The Rolling Stones cover)
Everybody Wants Some!! (Van Halen cover)
Panama (Van Halen cover)
Turning Japanese (The Vapors cover)
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams cover)
Bitch (The Rolling Stones cover)
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie cover)
Let’s Go (The Cars cover)
I’m the One (Van Halen cover)
Show Your Love (Van Halen cover)
You May Be Right (Billy Joel cover)
Hurts So Good (John Mellencamp cover)
Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover)
My Sharona (The Knack cover)
Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)