Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed at last night’s Democratic National Convention
The Democratic National Convention brought out plenty of celebrities and famous musicians this past week in Charlotte, N.C., and the Foo Fighters and James Taylor were a few of the warm-up acts for President Obama convention on Thursday evening (Sept. 6).
Frontman Dave Grohl and his grunge rock band Foo Fighters performed acoustic versions of their chart-toppers, “My Hero” and “Walk,” off 1998’s “The Colour and the Shape” and 2011’s “Wasting Light,” respectively. Other performers for the evening included James Taylor and R&B performer Mary J. Blige.
All of the performances happened just a few hours before Obama closed out the Democratic National Convention by accepting his party’s nomination and giving his acceptance speech.
In other Foo Fighters news, the guys are one of the latest bands to get in on the “Rock Band” video game craze. Harmonix’s new game, “Rock Band Blitz,” features the popular Foo track “These Days,” which appears on their current album, “Wasting Light.” Other groups on the “Rock Band Blitz” game include Soundgarden with their ‘90s hit “Spoonman,” Shinedown’s track “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay, Boom-Lay Boom)” and Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” among others.
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