Foo Fighters, Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar, Steve Vai & More Team For Acoustic-4-A-Cure Benefit
The fourth annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert was held at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Monday night. While co-founder James Hetfield was on tour with Metallica, the event’s other co-founder Sammy Hagar led a lineup that included the likes of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Don Felder, Mick Fleetwood, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Sammy Hagar, Vic Johnson, Sarah McLachlan, Steve Vai and Bob Weir. All proceeds from last night’s show benefited the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Hagar kicked off the festivities with a short set that included takes on “Right Now” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” Weir was up next and started solo on “Peggy-O” before he fronted a band of guitarist Steve Vai, drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist Ruth Davies for a cover of Little Feat’s “Easy To Slip,” his own “Only A River” and Grateful Dead classics “The Other One” and “Loose Lucy.” Sammy emerged to lend a hand on the “Loose Lucy” finale.
Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder kept the night going with a set that included “Hotel California,” while McLachlan focused on her hits such as “Angel.” Benatar and Giraldo were up next before Dave Grohl ended the night with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and keyboardist Rami Jaffee. The trio worked through Foo Fighters gems “Everlong,” “My Hero” and “Times Like These” as well as a new song entitled “The Sky Is A Neighborhood.”
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