It’s pretty safe to say that Dave Grohl is easily one of the most awesome people on the planet. In 2015, when the Foo Fighters were touring and Grohl broke his leg after falling off the stage in Sweden, even that didn’t stop him. He and the band built a mobile chair (or actually it was a throne) and continued on rockin’ through the whole remainder of the tour.
Being one of the most awesome people on the planet and belonging to one of the most awesome bands on the planet, it’s no surprise that Grohl, joined by band member Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee, were playing recently at the Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert. The event is hosted by James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar to benefit research by the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, CA. While at the benefit, the group decided to test out a brand new song, never played for anyone else before called The Sky is a Neighborhood.
“I figured, on the way up here, I thought, ‘F— it, let’s play a new song, man. We’ve never played this song in front of anybody,” said Grohl to the excited crowd as they knew they were in for a real treat. In true Foo Fighters fashion, the performance was passionate and energetic with Grohl’s signature gravelly vocals. Of course, fans documented the momentous occasion via social media. Check out one YouTuber’s video below:
As Nerdist points out, just because there’s a new song out there does not necessarily mean a new album is on the way from the Foo Fighters. In March, guitarist Chris Shiflett told NME, “I don’t know what our plans are, but we’ll make a new album when the time is right. There will be a new Foo Fighters at some point.”
So, hopefully “at some point,” we’ll have a new album to discuss but, for now, tell us what you think of the Foo Fighters debut song The Sky is a Neighborhood. Sound off in the comment section below.
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).