Foo Fighters @ the Fonda , 9/24/07
By now everyone knows who and what Dave Grohl does and has done. There are very few artists in the world of Rock and Roll that are as capable and as adaptable as he is with the art form and not to mention as skilled as he is. From drumming in one of the world’s biggest rock bands ever to becoming the frontman of one of the most consistent and strongest rock outfits in the world, Grohl has always not only been a consummate artist but a performer as well. Monday night's "secret/special/exclusive" record release show in celebration of the just released and most excellent Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace showed the power of Grohl and Co.
Kicking it off was the hard hitting "Let it Die," and from there the band never let up, seamlessly segueing between songs and cruising into "D.O.A." and a chill-inducing version of "Everlong" that started with a virtuoso Grohl, and joined by the rest of the band for the climax of the song. At some point Grohl decided to throw out the set list and completely wing it. Some surprises included awesome covers of the Prince joint, "Darling Nikki," the Dead Kennedy's classic "Holiday In Cambodia" and were even joined by new running mate Lemmy of Motorhead on a song. The two-hour set concluded with the anthem-ic "Best of You".