Watch Foo Fighters & Alanis Morissette’s Passionate Sinéad O’Connor Tribute

The performance of “Mandinka” took place at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

By Andy Kahn Jul 31, 2023 8:59 am PDT

Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette were on the lineup of this weekend’s Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. The two acts came together on Saturday to pay tribute to Sinead O’Connor, the Irish musician who sadly died last week at the age of 56.

After rolling through the first five songs of their set, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl introduced Morissette, preferencing her appearance by saying they were “singing this song for a reason tonight.” Morissette also addressed the Fuji Rock Festival audience, telling them the subsequent performance was:

“For a beautiful woman with high intelligence and deep empathy. Way ahead of her time, who is no longer with us. This is for her.”

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Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette then launched into a blistering and powerful rendition of “Mandinka.” The song appeared on O’Connor’s 1987 debut album, The Lion And The Cobra. Released as a single, it was one of O’Connor’s early successes.

“Love you Sinéad, rest in sweet peace,” Morissette said as the collaboration came to an end. Watch Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette’s tribute to Sinéad O’Connor below:


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Later in Foo Fighters’ set, guitarist Patrick Wilson, who was on site to play with Weezer the following day, came out to join Foo Fighters on their classic “Big Me.” When Grohl introduced Wilson he described the long history and friendship between Foo Fighters and Weezer and jokingly said he was stealing Wilson from Weezer to make him the seventh member of the Foo Fighters.

View that collab here:


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Setlist

Foo Fighters
  • All My Life
  • The Pretender
  • No Son of Mine
  • Rescued
  • Walk
  • Mandinka
  • Learn to Fly
  • Times Like These
  • Under You
  • Breakout
  • My Hero
  • Big Me
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Aurora
  • Best of You
  • Everlong
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