Much like Taylor Swift's 1989 Wold Tour , the Foo Fighters have been keeping up with their tradition of bringing special guests to the stage. For the second time in two weeks, Jewel found her way on stage, singing duets with the Foo frontman Dave Grohl. Their first collaboration saw a rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," and for their second go around, the duo took on Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty's "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."
During Sunday night's gig at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, Grohl introduced the country singer to the stage, explaining "She comes to every Foo Fighters show. She does. Every Foo Fighters show, it's like, 'Oh sh*t, there's Jewel," Consequence of Sound reports.
Seated atop his guitar-ridden throne ever since he broke his leg in June, the front man messed around with the "Intuition" singer about the track they'd tackle together. "I'm not even gonna tell you what we're doing. You've gotta guess."
At times, Jewel seemed to peer down at the lyric sheet beneath her feet but she quickly gained confidence and took the reigns during a lively version of the 1981 hit song that was previously performed by Grohl with Haim and the song's original vocalist, Stevie Nicks. The first verse didn't stray far from the original but once the second verse rolled around, Jewel showcased her unmistakable runs and yodels on a slowed-down take. Grohl, with a red solo cup in hand, then interrupted the song to say "How the f*ck am I supposed to sing the next part after you do that? It's not fair. I've gotta sing like an old guy with Jägermeister in his hand?"
Jewel has recently hit the road to promote the release of her September album, Picking Up the Pieces and her companion book, Never Broken, with multiple exclusive perfomances and book signings. Originally hitting the pop music scene 20 years ago with Pieces of You, the singer explained that the Americana genre, which fuses folk, country and roots-based music, is a much better fit for her sound.
"I think it's the best home for me," Jewel told Rolling Stone Country. "Country radio has changed. Everything does. That's what is great about music - it's not a bad thing. But it is fascinating when you look at the history of what rock & roll used to be and what rock 'n' roll is now. Everything has changed and altered. And I've changed and altered. I feel like I'm in the right home for myself right now. I'd love to hear these songs on the radio, but I really doubt that I will."