Foo Fighters at Reading & Leeds: Campaigning for an Oasis Reunion, and Dave Grohl’s Daughter Violet Joins Him on ‘My Hero’



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This past Sunday night, the Foo Fighters headlined the UK’s Reading Festival. Drummer Taylor Hawkins took the opportunity to adorn his drum kit with big pictures of Noel and Liam Gallagher, erstwhile band mates in Oasis and long-feuding brothers whose battles forced the band apart in 2009 — a split that remains in effect today.

NME journalist Will Lavin was on it:

During the Foos‘ set, some of the on stage banter inevitably addressed this drum design, with Hawkins joking that everybody in attendance ought to sign a petition to make Oasis get back together. Dave Grohl chimed in with some amusing comments of his own:

Obviously, this means nothing — Noel and Liam’s rift has seemed especially nasty in recent years, each taking shots at each other in interviews and on social media as both work on solo careers.

And yet … there’s something inherently hilarious about the Foo Fighters — who have remained a force in rock music for nearly thirty years — trying to do some lighthearted “c’mon, guys, get back together already!” pleading from the stage of something as big as the Reading Festival.

Maybe one day, bygones will indeed by bygones …

Earlier in the weekend at the Leeds Festival, Grohl played Rock Star Dad, inviting his 13-year-old daughter, Violet Grohl, on stage to accompany him (and the tens of thousands of fans singing along) in a rendition of “My Hero,” and it was also a great scene:

In the meantime, the Foo Fighters are hoping to head into the studio soon to work on a follow-up to 2017’s Concrete & Gold, per Hawkins in a recent interview.

 


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