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Video: Foo Fighters and Dave Chappelle Cover Radiohead

  • Axl Rosenberg

This was a big weekend for New York City.

On Saturday night (June 19), Dave Chappelle closed out this year’s Tribeca Festival by premiering his new documentary, Dave Chappelle: This Time This Place, at Radio City Music Hall, reopening the iconic venue for the first time since before the start of the pandemic.

Then, on Sunday night (June 20), the Foo Fighters reopened Madison Square Garden… and that was the city’s first full-capacity show since before the pandemic began.

(For both events, attendees over the age of 16 had to be fully vaccinated, while attendees under the age of 16 had to provide a negative rapid test result. These seem like reasonable requests, but, of course, they irked some conservatives.)

During the later event, Chappelle surprised the crowd by fronting the Foos for a cover of Radiohead’s 1992 classic, “Creep.”

Can Dave Chappelle sing?


Did I still get teary at the end when he screams “WELCOME BACK NEW YORK CITY!” before dropping the mic, very much to Dave Grohl’s visible amusement?


It seems like it was a special experience for both the performers and the crowd; everyone on stage looks like they’re having a ton of fun. Chapelle puts special emphasis on the second verse, which will certainly give his fans something to think about:

I don’t care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I’m not around
So fuckin’ special
I wish I was special

Also, at the end of the fan-filmed video, the camera whips over to find Chris Rock and John McEnroe (and the ghost of Robert Stack?) enjoying the concert. So. Yeah.

You can watch it below.

You can also watch the Foo Fighters cover the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing.” The band previously covered the track for an episode of BBC Radio 2’s Sofa Sessions. That will be released on Record Store Day (July 17) as Hail Satin by The Dee Gees (get it?).

Foo Fighters have a handful of U.S. tour dates lined up for this summer. Those are as follows:

July 28 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH [tickets]
July 30 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI [tickets]
August 3 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
August 5 – Azura Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS [tickets]
August 7 – The Zoo Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
August 9 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]

[via The PRP]

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