Foo Fighters Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘March of the Pigs’ at Sonic Temple


Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performing amid a blue background and bright blue lights during a show in Detroit, Michigan.

Foo Fighters cover Nine Inch Nails – watch the performance from Sonic Temple – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Ken Settle

Watch Foo Fighters cover Nine Inch Nails’ “March of the Pigs” for the first time

Foo Fighters rarely play the same kind of show at any given festival. One of the things that makes them so appealing as a festival headliner is that they switch things up and give the audience something special from festival to festival.

Such was the case at the 2023 Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend. Foo Fighters headlined the event on Sunday (May 28), closing out a weekend of hard rock and heavy metal. The show was actually the band’s third gig with new live drummer Josh Freese. Of course, Freese is one of the most in-demand drummer is rock. Therefore, it won’t take long before he’s totally in the pocket with the band.

During the Foo Fighters’ set at Sonic Temple, they surprised the audience with a short but fantastic cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “March of the Pigs.” The song appeared during a rock medley that also featured Devo’s “Whip It” and, an off choice, Puddle of Mudd’s “Blurry.” It’s rare to see a band with the pedigree of Foo Fightesr to cover a grunge band. That’s what made the Puddle of Mudd cover a surprising choice. But, long before joining Foo Fighters, Freese played on Puddle of Mudd’s mammoth 2001 album, “Come Clean,” so the choice makes sense. Freese also drummed for Nine Inch Nails form 2005 to 2008. Lastly, he has also been Devo’s live drummer since 1996. Watch fan-filmed footage of the Nine Inch Nails cover below.

Foo Fighters were busy this weekend, as they also headlined Boston Calling. At that gig, Shane Hawkins and Violet Grohl joined them for some appearances on the stage. The band is touring behind their latest album, “But Here We Are.” Find additional tour dats here. Meanwhile, in Nine Inch Nails news, the band just announced that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are scoring the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

Cat Badra
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