By Amanda Wicks
Any music fan knows a live cover can make for a great moment on stage. And it makes sense that when a band invites a famous musician to join them for such a moment they’ll inevitably cover one of that person’s songs. Not so in the Foo Fighters’ case.
When the band recently played in Anaheim, they invited Yes’ lead singer Jon Davison up on stage to perform with them. Davison and Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins have been friends since they were kids. “He’s one of my best friends of all time,” explained Hawkins before bring Davison up from the crowd. “I’ve known him since second grade.”
“I have to say that Taylor and I were the biggest Rush nerds in high school—mullets and everything,” said Davison.
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Rather than play a Yes song, however, the band tackled Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” Why not a Yes song? Dave Grohl explained, “They’re too f—ing hard.” Grohl has been an especially vocal Rush fan throughout the years, so it’s no surprise he covered one of his favorites and with the added bonus of Davison’s voice.
Watch the fan-shot video below.