VIDEO: Foo Fighters tour fans' garages
1st Aug 2011 | 13:05
Dave Grohl and co take it to the people
The latest Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light, was recorded in Dave Grohl's garage, and in keeping with that spirit, the band recently held a contest in which eight very lucky fans in eight North American cities won the ultimate house party: the Foo Fighters playing a full concert in their very own garages.
As you can see in the video above, the band didn't treat the down-down gigs as a chance to play rock star. In New York, they spent quality time with a retired fire fighter who was injured during 9/11; in a Washington DC suburb, Grohl drove a fan's tractor; and in a couple of other cities, the band jammed with winners.
The video ends, somewhat appropriately, in Seattle, where Grohl recounts his first Foo Fighters show, held in that town at a friend's loft. Telling the story about how he wanted to test the band out in front of friends in a party atmosphere, Grohl brings it back to the moment and says, "Honestly, that's just what doing shows like this is like."