Last night Beck was joined on stage by an A-list cast of collaborators including Tenacious D, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, musician and actor John C. Reilly, and acclaimed producer Greg Kurstin for a cover of Seals and Crofts‘ 1972 hit “Summer Breeze”. The star-studded performance took place at Largo in Los Angeles during a benefit concert organized by Judd Apatow to support Victims First, a nonprofit “dedicated to helping victims of mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and other mass casualty crimes.”
The event kicked off with Apatow and comedian Pete Holmes, who told jokes to warm up the crowd before Tenacious D emerged onto the stage to deliver a short set that included a singalong cover of REO Speedwagon’s “I’m Gonna Keep on Loving You”, per Variety. Sarah Silverman then entertained the crowd ahead of an acoustic set by Beck, who was joined by Kurstin on piano. They played “Cyanide Breathmint,” “Debra”, and “Truckdriving Neigbors Downstairs”, which featured Jon C. Reilly on vocals.
Tenacious D returned to the stage to lend a hand during “Summer Breeze”, with Jack Black taking the lead on vocals while Kyle Gass added acoustic guitar. Dave Grohl then jumped on stage to sing the song’s chorus in what was one of the Foo Fighters singer’s first public appearances since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins in March (he previously joined Paul McCartney at Glastonbury along with Bruce Springsteen for another all-star collaboration). Beck closed the show with a cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “Dead Flowers” featuring Reilly on lead vocals.
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