Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Scenes from the Foo Fighters' Night at the Roxy

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My colleague Rob scored a pair of tickets to the Foo Fighters' intimate Roxy show last Friday night, and I tagged along to see the Dave Grohl and the band up close -- really up close. The show was timed to the premiere of the Los Angeles episode of Grohl's excellent HBO series "Sonic Highways." The band played for about two and a half hours, and besides Foo Fighters hits, also covered songs like "Under Pressure" and "Sympathy for the Devil." Guests included Joe Walsh (who also appears in the episode) and Perry Farrell. I don't get to see many concerts these days (fyi i'm old) but I dropped everything to show up (thanks to my tremendously understanding wife) and I'm glad I did.


Up close

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Dave, bathed in red, with Pat Smear behind him.

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My right ear still is ringing a bit, days later, from being that close. No regrets.

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Dave watches on as guest Joe Walsh grabs the guitar.

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Joe Walsh jams.

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Hey, look who made it on stage! Perry Farrell sings Jane's Addiction's "Mountain Song."

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Perry Farrell, up close.

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Now that's an unusual trio: Dave Grohl, Perry Farrell and Joe Walsh.

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Dave on the mic

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At one point, Dave made it to the other end of the Roxy and hopped on the bar. Well, he needed a shot.

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Sometimes, Dave Grohl is just a mass of hair.

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Dave tells us he'd love to keep playing all night long... but he does have to take his daughter to horseback riding lessons tomorrow at 9:30.

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Pat Smear rocks it.

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Taylor Hawkins rises from the drum kit.

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