Dave Grohl got some help from two of his daughters during a solo performance in Oakland on Saturday night. The collaborations were part of Notes & Words, a benefit show that raises money for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
12-year-old Violet Grohl was the first to join her father on stage when she took the lead on Adele’s 25 single “When We Were Young”. As the video below demonstrates, Violet was perfectly capable of handling the tune, which her father played alongside her on acoustic guitar.
Next, Grohl’s nine-year-old daughter Harper joined the fray, proving she really is her father’s progeny by taking up the drums on a rendition of Foo Fighters’ Concrete & Gold track “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”. Finally, the night wrapped up with all three Grohls delivering a set-closing cover of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”.
Saturday’s Grohl set also showcased solo acoustic takes on plenty of classic Foo Fighters material, including “My Hero”, “Everlong”, Learn to Fly”, and “Best of You”.
Dave and Violet Grohl – “When We Were Young” (Adele Cover)
[Video: Dave Pell]
Dave, Violet, and Harper Grohl – “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
[Video: Michelle Baccus]
As previously reported, Grohl has been inviting a variety of guests to join him on stage during his Foo Fighters concerts lately. Recent sit ins have included Billy Idol, a guitarist dressed as a member of KISS, and an eight-year-old drummer. Grohl’s daughter Harper also performed with the band during a festival in Iceland last year.
[H/T – Consequence of Sound]