Last week the Foo Fighters announced the fall release of their eighth studio
album and a new HBO series documenting the process. For their new album, the Foos
traveled to historic studios across the country at cities featuring a rich musical history
such as Chicago, Nashville, Austin and Los Angeles. We can now add New Orleans to that
list as the band took over Preservation Hall to lay down a track produced by Butch Vig
last week and
celebrated with a surprise show on Saturday night.
As per NOLA.com, the Foos "capped off several days of recording at
Preservation Hall with a blowout that shut down the 700 block of St. Peter Street." A few
hours before the band took the stage around 9 p.m., the Foo's tweeted "So...NOLA,
what're you guys up to tonight?" along with a photo of Dave Grohl, with the
Preservation Hall Jazz Band's Charlie Gabriel and Freddie Lonzo. By the time the Foo
Fighters took the stage at the historic venue, following a performance by the Preservation
Hall Jazz Band, a huge crowd had filled the street. Invited guests and VIPs, along with
outside, were treated to a 90-minute, greatest hits-filled set from Foo Fighters.
"This time, I feel like we really have gotten it right. We stayed here long enough so we
learned a little bit about the city. We made a lot of friends," Grohl told the crowd
according to NOLA.com. Towards the end of the Foo's set, Grohl asked if audience member
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews had his horn for "This Is A Call." While Shorty didn't have
his trombone on him,
he borrowed one and sat in with the Foo Fighters along with Pres Hall's Clint Maedgen and
Watch a short snippet of the horns' guest spot:
The new Foo Fighters album and HBO series are due this fall.
[Published on: 5/19/14]