Foo Fighters play epic festival set
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:03a.m.
Rockers Foo Fighters made the last night of the Reading Festival in England one to remember by playing a mammoth 26-song set and singing happy birthday to Dave Grohl's mum.
The band brought the three-day music event to an end on Sunday night after headlining at the festival's sister site in Leeds, England on Friday.
Ploughing through 26 tracks over two-and-a-half hours, Grohl announced that the performance would be the band's last for the near future.
He told revellers, "You guys realise we've got a lot of songs to play. It's the last show of the tour and it's the last show for a long time.''
The rocker also took time to remember his former Nirvana bandmates, the late Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, by dedicating his ‘Three Days’ song to them.
He added, "I'd like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn't be here tonight. This one's for Krist and this one's for Kurt.''
Grohl then remembered when Nirvana played the festival 20 years earlier and how the crowd sang happy birthday to his mother - and brought her out onstage to relive the moment.
He said, "In 1992 when Nirvana played here, the last show we ever played in England, you sang happy birthday to my mom. Here's your chance."
Meanwhile, Kasabian closed Leeds festival with renditions of the Beatles' ‘She Loves You’ and Fatboy Slim's ‘Praise You’, as well as paying tribute to late astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday.
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