Oh, what to say about one of the biggest rock bands on the planet?
Well, one thing is for sure. Dave Grohl and company have been tearing up stadiums and festivals since they began foo fighting way back in 1994. Many of us have seen them live and even if you’re not a fan, the Foo Fighters live is a whole beast within itself. Taylor Hawkins’ epic drum solos battle Grohl and Chris Shifflett’s own lines, and the over the top rock explosion that is Stacked Actors makes for a solid show standard. What’s more, there always seems to be a surprise or two.
Take 2006 for example. During the summer of that year, England offered up its Hyde Park to the Foos and friends. With a bill that featured Queens of the Stone Age and MotÃ¶rhead, some 80,000 fans gobbled up tickets almost instantly, transforming what was already a much anticipated show into something of a spectacle.
By the time the last sounds resonated aloud Hyde Park on June 17, the Foos and their friends had delivered a performance that not only lived up to the hype, but left attendees with an evening of lifelong memories. Among the highlights included a collaboration between Grohl’s crew and MotÃ¶rhead’s Lemmy Kilmster on the Probot track, Shake Your Blood. As you’ll see in the clip below, the performance particularly captures both Grohl’s one-of-a-kind charisma, which was as intense as the audience members singing “God Save the Queen” in honor of her Majesty’s birthday, and the power of the evening. Oh, and the fact that the Foo Fighters may be the best party planners ever!
“Shake Your Blood”