Foo Fighters debuted a mash-up over the weekend that few fans could have, well, imagined.
While rehearsing for their upcoming U.S. tour, the Grammy winners and repeat Stern Show guests published a low-fi performance clip to Twitter on Saturday, featuring Dave Grohl singing Van Halen’s “Jump” while his bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, and Pat Smear play John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
“Woodshedding for the summer tour has never felt so good,” the band wrote in a caption accompanying the video (below).
Woodshedding for the summer tour has never felt so good....see you out there....(I'll learn the words by then, I swear) Thanks to Mighty Mike for the inspirado. (Oh, and Halen and Lennon, too) https://t.co/VB8x6ipsmT
Foo Fighters credit mash-up maestro Mighty Mike (as well as Lennon and Van Halen) with inspiring them to combine the seminal ‘80s rock track with the former Beatle’s most ubiquitous solo song.
If that wasn’t enough, Foo Fighters also delivered a live performance of the mash-up that very same night during a concert in Curitiba, Brazil. Check out a fan-shot video (on top).
Foo Fighters are currently in South America as part of the band’s Concrete and Gold Tour, named for the band’s recently released album of the same name, featuring collaborations with everyone from pop star Justin Timberlake to Lennon’s former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney. After finishing up south of the equator on Wednesday, the band returns to the States for a string of concert dates beginning next month in Texas. Get more information on Foo Fighters' current tour and recent album “Concrete and Gold" here.