24 de abril de 2017

Dave Mail 68: Foo Fighters - cruel and smart with the Chili Peppers


Can you tell us more about when the Foo Fighters invaded the Chili Peppers show at Off the Map, in 2000?

Dave Lee: "Haha. That video is actually a compilation of three different shows.


On that tour, we would do three weeks out on tour at a time. At the end of each three week leg, there were "end of tour" pranks. And the Foos were ruthless (mostly directed at Chad).

That tour was really fun. I love those guys. I just saw Taylor Hawkins at a Chili's show at Staples (L.A.) a couple of weeks ago, and we talked about those pranks. Fun times! We pranked them too though. But the Foos always "one-up'd" us.

At one show at Hershey Park, Pennsylvania, I walked out onstage in between Foos songs dressed like a hillbilly, playing my banjo (Dave Rat had rigged my banjo up with a wireless mic). The problem was though, a very suspicious Dave Grohl saw me hiding behind the amp line dressed like a hillbilly. So when I walked out onstage with my banjo, (looking ridiculous), Dave announced 'Ladies and Gentlemen, CHAD SMITH!' (It was very funny).

I walked up to his mic and said 'I'm Dave Grohl's little brother...' Dave whispered in my ear 'Can you really play that thing?' I said 'Yeah!'. And we did a short bluegrass jam.

Taylor and I had a good chuckle about that. It was great to see him the other day. Such a nice, very down to earth guy."


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Unfortunately, there isn't any videos of the Foo Fighters' performance with the participation of Dave Lee dressed as hillbilly and playing banjo, but it happened on july 17, 2000.

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Mamede Neto - São Paulo, SP - Brazil

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