The Foo Fighters find a way to keep fans entertained at all times, even when taking a break from touring the world or releasing new music. Recent months have seen Dave Grohl and his alt/rock brethren dig into the vaults and release a bunch of EPs to digital platforms, and they’ve done so again this week.
In keeping with the trend of releasing demos, alternate takes, covers and live performances that were only previously available on fan websites, YouTube and bootlegs, this latest batch of songs came about in the sessions for 1999’s There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Among the five tracks is a cover of the Pink Floyd classic “Have a Cigar,” sung by Taylor Hawkins and featuring Queen’s Brian May:
The cover turned up on the soundtrack album to Mission: Impossible 2 in 2000.
Other songs include the album b-sides “Iron and Stone” (a cover of the original song by The Obsessed) and “Make a Bet,” as well as two live songs recorded live at a studio in the Netherlands in ’99, “Floaty” and “Ain’t It the Life.”
Stream it all below, via Spotify:
Here are a few other of the band’s recent EP releases:
All of this comes as the Foo Fighters are reportedly progressing toward another new album, the follow-up to 2016’s Concrete and Gold, as drummer Taylor Hawkins said a few months back that Grohl has been steadily working on material for that next album.
And be sure to listen to Get the Money, Hawkins’ star-studded new album with his Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders project, which is more or less a rock and roll party of A-list icons.