Grohl then cracked, “It’s sure as hell when we learned how to party”. “I have a slideshow presentation-want a slideshow presentation?” (Grohl noted that, oddly enough, no crowd had ever done that before and that it was actually a little unsettling.). It included charming version of “My Hero” and “Times Like These”. Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform two nights at Wembley Stadium and a headline appearance at Glastonbury Festival as part of a European tour, but the shows were cancelled after Dave Grohl broke his leg at a show in Sweden on June 12th. It’s not hard to see them as potential successors to the E Street Band; they make cavernous stadiums feel like barrooms, they play older songs with new approaches, and they think nothing of throwing in classic-rock staples such as AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock” and the Police’s “Next to You” whenever the mood inspires them.
Royal Blood are on the road with Foo Fighters through August 25. In between head banging from his throne, Grohl talked to fans from the stage, and peppered the crowd with hilarious anecdotes and appreciation. Chad Smith, erstwhile drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the world’s foremost Will Ferrell impersonator, jumped behind Taylor Hawkins’ drum kit so that Hawkins could take center stage to sing “Stay With Me” by Faces.
Even though Dave Grohl’s been keeping off his toes recently, he’s still been keeping fans on theirs – whether it be playing leg cast guitar solos, doing a rock n’ roll homage to Game Of Thrones, or jamming with members of Pearl Jam & Blind Melon – and this week’s show in New York’s Citi Field was no exception.