The new year begins with a flurry of streaming activity from Foo Fighters and bandleader Dave Grohl.
The band itself has released the full video of their 2021 summer show at Madison Square Garden, which marked the official reopening of the venue following a year of closure due to the pandemic.
The nearly three-hour concert, shot with multiple cameras, opens with “Times Like These” and runs through a 24-song setlist of Foo favorites like “My Hero,” “Monkey Wrench,” “Learn to Fly,” “Best of You,” and an encore and close of “Everlong.”
Throughout the show, the band also covered Radiohead’s “Creep,” and were joined by comedian Dave Chappelle on stage, Queen’s “Somebody to Love” with drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals, and the Bee Gee’s “You Should Be Dancing,” off the band’s disco-inspired Record Store day release as the Dee Gees, Hail Satin.
At the same time, Dave Grohl’s new Hanukkah Sessions have, as of December 31, been uploaded to various streaming services. According to Consequence Sound, it is now possible to hear the front man’s covers of over a dozen noteworthy artists on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other major music streaming services.
The Hanukkah Sessions were recorded by Grohl alongside Grammy-winning producer and musician Greg Kurstin. Beginning in 2020, the two multi-instrumentalists began to cover various songs by popular Jewish artists. These covers were released in two sessions, one in 2020 and the second in 2021.
The band is also set to release a feature-length comedy-horror film Studio 66 on Feb. 25, which will show at more than 2,000 theaters.
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