Foo Fighters Members Cover Queen at Pizza Shop in California [Video]

2012-02-29

Story by Anne Erickson

Foo Fighters drummer and guitarist pull out wild Queen cover

Now we’ve seen it all. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarist Chris Shiflett were apparently in the mood for some Queen tracks last weekend, as the guys spontaneously covered Queen’s “Tie Your Mother Down” at Rock & Roll Pizza at the Rack in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Saturday (Feb. 25). Don’t believe us? Watch the killer video at the end of the post.

The gig was part of a show Hawkins and Shiflett were playing with their three-piece cover band, Chevy Metal, which is known for pulling out obscure covers of bands such as Queen, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and ZZ Top. The guys first played with the band during the Foos’ recent hiatus, before the band set out to record 2011’s “Wasting Light.”

In other Foo Fighters news, frontman Dave Grohl has stated that the grunge band are already plotting their follow-up to “Wasting Light,” and they plan to enlist Nirvana producer Butch Vig — who worked with them on “Wasting Light” — to once again man the production duties. “ …There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come,” Grohl stated in a note to fans at the end of 2011. “I mean…..If you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our 8th studio album….well….. If it weren’t for you guys, we wouldn’t be here. We owe you so much.” The Foos also picked up six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual celebration earlier this month, including the coveted Best Rock Performance Grammy for their rousing rock song “Walk.” (Photo via YouTube.)

Watch Foo Fighters Members Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett Perform Queen’s ‘Tie Your Mother Down’:

 




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