The Foo Fighters are known to unfortunately stray from encores but during their Citi Field gig Wednesday night, the group gathered onstage alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for an encore rendition of the 1971 Faces' hit "Stay With Me."
"He's gonna break my sh-t tonight," Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins proclaimed in a fan-captured clip. Hawkins stepped to the front of the stage to man the mic with raspy Rod Stewart-inspired vocals for a extensive version of "Stay With Me," complete Smith's stylistic and thrashing drum fills and cymbal smashes.
Together, Hawkins and Grohl reminisced the 1999 Foo Fighters tour in which they opened for the Chili Peppers. Hawkins recalled, "that's when we learned to be a band." Grohl then joked, "It's sure as hell when we learned how to party."
Hawkins assembled the group for one last performance of the Faces hit track and as it came to a close in the midst of solos, Grohl finished with an appropriate yet amusing "Stairway to Heaven" lick. Smith managed to leave the stage undamaged, as he's been subjected to ping-pong balls and spaghetti to the face during previous Foo gigs, reports Rolling Stone.
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The gig, located at the Queens home of the New York Mets, saw additional covers of Queen and David Bowie's popular track "Under Pressure" as well as The Police's "Next to Me" and Tom Petty's "Breakdown," notes NME.
Foo Fighters will resume touring to support their 2014 album Sonic Highways in the midst of Dave Grohl's broken leg. Seemingly to their advantage, the leg break has brought a number of unforgettable gigs where Grohl invited fans to the stage and even performed a guitar solo with his cast.