Alice Cooper Joins The Foo Fighters Onstage At Milton Keynes Gig
July 3, 2011
The Foo Fighters were joined onstage by a succession of rock legends at their gig at Milton Keynes Bowl on July 2nd.
Dave Grohl’s band invited Alice Cooper, Bob Mould and Queen drummer Roger Taylor onstage to perform with them at various points during the stadium show.
Roger Taylor was first to appear for ‘Cold Day In The Sun’, which saw him take over drumming duties while usual sticksman Taylor Hawkins sang lead vocals.
Later Husker Du man Bob Mould guested on ‘Dear Rosemary’, the song he contributed to on the band’s latest album ‘Wasting Light’.
Introducing Mould onstage, Grohl paid tribute to his influence on the band. “The good thing about this record is that I got to make a song with a person that I can truly call my hero, the person who is responsible for the Foo Fighters,” the singer said.
Meanwhile, Alice Cooper appeared onstage during the encore to sing on covers of two of his hits — 1972’s ‘School’s Out’ and 1970’s ‘I’m Eighteen’.
“If it wasn’t for this next person, Pat Smear would never have bought a guitar in his life,” Grohl told the crowd as he introduced the rock legend. “Say hello to one of our heroes — Mr Alice fucking Cooper!”
The gig saw Foo Fighters play a career-spanning set, including tracks from as far back as their 1997 sophomore album ‘The Colour And The Shape’, such as ‘Monkey Wrench’ and set-closer ‘Everlong’.
Support at the show came from Biffy Clyro, Death Cab For Cutie and Tame Impala.