It was a lacklustre Super Bowl weekend, with Adam Levine taking his top off and the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams playing a snore-fest defensive at the Mercedes Benz stadium.
Yet less than 24 hours before, the Foo Fighters and Run The Jewels delivered a raucous performance at a specially built stage by Atlantic Station for the Super Saturday Night Show on DirecTV.
Streamed live via DirecTV and Twitter, Dave Grohl and co rocked the night with a series of their greatest hits (‘Learn to Fly’. ‘The Pretender’, ‘My Hero’, and ‘Monkey Wrench’).
The iconic dad-rock group were joined by a host of musical legends, including saxophonist Dave Koz and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, who lent a hand covering the Bowie-Queen classic ‘Under Pressure,’ with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on vocals.
Zac Brown and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello joined for a rendition of Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’, ending with frontman Grohl warning the audience: “this ain’t no halftime shit, this a fucking good time shit right now! Hold on… hold on, it ain’t over yet motherfuckers.”
Grohl continued the glowing introduction for Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell as he entered the stage, describing him as the “person who is responsible for all of us being here… the bad motherfucker who made this shit possible”, before rounding off the stellar performance with a Morello, Brown and Grohl collab cover of Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Mountain Song’.
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