The footage was compiled over two sold-out shows in London on June 6th and 7th of 2008. The set drew heavily from the Foos 2007 album Echoes, Silence. Patience & Grace, and included special guest appearances by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. With Grohl on the drums and Taylor Hawkins on the mic, they played the Zeppelin favorite “Rock and Roll”, before Grohl and Hawkins switched places for “Ramble On”.
In introducing Page and Jones, Grohl said that the country of England “made us the band we are today,” and so he felt compelled to plan something special.
“Just so you know, tonight, playing here at fucking Wembley Stadium, is an honor. And if we didn’t take advantage of this opportunity — the greatest fucking night in our band’s lives — and do something special for you motherfuckers, all 86,000 of you motherfuckers that came out to see us tonight? We knew from the beginning that this wasn’t going to be any other fucking show. We’ve been planning this shit for fucking six months. A long time. We knew that this country — you guys — made us the band we are today. So we’d like to invite a couple of very special guests: Mr. Jimmy Page and Mr. John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin!”
Check out Live at Wembley Stadium below. As with previous Foo Fridays releases, the band is soliciting donations for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Previously on Foo Fridays, the band unveiled a 2006 concert at London’s Hyde Park and the 2008 acoustic set Skin and Bones. Additionally, Lollapalooza recently opened the vault on the classic 2011 show in torrential rains. Grohl has been surprisingly active during the pandemic, surprising a a COVID-19 nurse with a performance of “Everlong” and joining a charity rendition of “Times Like These” for BBC Radio 1. The Foo frontman’s True Short Stories have been one of the great delights of quarantine, and he recently related the tale of David Bowie telling him to “fuck off.”
Times Like These
No Way Back
Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)
Learn to Fly
Long Road to Ruin
Stacked Actors/Hocus Pocus (Focus cover)
Skin and Bones
Cold Day in the Sun
All My Life
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
Ramble On (Led Zeppelin cover)
Best of You