Watch Foo Fighters Perform ‘Walk’ + ‘Times Like These’ in New Orleans

2012-05-08

Story by Anne Erickson

Foo Fighters brought grunge rock to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last weekend

Dave Grohl and his legendary grunge rock band Foo Fighters brought raw and real rock ‘n’ roll to last weekend’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The last time Foo Fighters played New Orleans was in 2007 at the House of Blues, making this the band’s first New Orleans gig in five years. Watch a video clip of Grohl and the rest of the Foos performing “Times Like These” and “Walk” at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, below.

Reviews for the band’s Jazz Festival performance have been stellar, with NOLA.com reporting that Grohl was in tip-top shape: “Between thrashing bouts of Big Guitar Rock, Grohl tossed off one-liners and humorous asides, many of which poked fun at, or over-exaggerated, his own rock star-ness.”

The Foos’ set opened with Grohl singing and playing “Time Like These” solo, before drummer Taylor Hawkins, guitarist Chris Shiflett, guitarist Pat Smear and bass player Nate Mendel joined in with an electrifying attack. Other big hits included “The Pretender,” “My Hero,” “Learn to Fly,” “White Limo,” “Monkey Wrench,” “This is a Call,” “Walk,” “Big Me,” “Best of You” and “Everlong,” to name some. In other words, festival-goers were treated to all the Foo hits, plus new cuts off the band’s latest album, 2011’s “Wasting Light.”

Grohl wasn’t short on humor at the festival. According to NOLA.com, Grohl poked fun at athe fact that Shiflett is the only band member who can read music. “For all the parents spending $30 on guitar lessons…guess who’s playing Jazz Fest this year?” (Photo via YouTube.)

Watch Foo Fighters Perform ‘Walk’ at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:

Watch Foo Fighters Perform ‘Times Like These’ at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:

 




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