Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tool Members Join Forces for All-Star Benefit


Queens of the Stone Age performing in Detroit on October 17, 2017.

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson.

Josh Homme, Taylor Hawkins, Danny Carey and more recently teamed up for an elementary school art program benefit

A handful of popular rockers including members of Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age and more took part in an all-star jam last weekend in Malibu, California. The performance was part of the Bring Back the Arts benefit, raising funds for the Malibu Elementary School.

The supergroup band included Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Danny Carey of Tool, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Chaney from Jane’s Addiction and Andrew Watt, the latter who is Ozzy Osbourne and Post Malone’s producer.

The group’s set featured a mix of covers and classic rock cover tunes. Performance footage from the event shows the band performing Rod Stewart’s “Hot Legs,” Queens of the Stone Age’s “Go with the Flow,” Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” and The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go.”

Hawkins and Chaney were obviously comfortable performing together, and that makes sense, as the two recently formed a supergroup called NHC with longtime Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. The three have released a couple singles and played some headlining gigs, with more on tap for next year. Smith, Chaney and Watt are also regulars together, as they’re part of the supergroup The Earthlighs, which is fronted by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. The band recently announced winter U.S. tour dates.

Hawkins and Foo Fighters released their 10th studio album, “Medicine at Midnight,” in February. Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers are wrapping up work on their new album, which will mark their first with John Frusciante in more than a decade. Ozzy Osbourne is also wrapping up work his follow-up to 2020’s “Ordinary Man.”

Check out footage of the Malibu Elementary School Bring Back the Arts benefit show via Instagram below. Smith is from the Detroit area, which makes us wondering if he could put something like this together to benefit the victims of the recent Oxford High School shooting in Michigan. What do you say, Smith?

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