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Watch Ryan Adams Cover Foo Fighters, Talk Dave Grohl at Sydney Show

“This is for that bastard,” singer-songwriter says before launching into sweet take on “Times Like These”

Ryan Adams paid tribute to Dave Grohl at a recent show with a cover of the Foo Fighters‘ “Times Like These.”

While performing at the Sydney Opera House, Adams brought up Grohl’s perseverance at finishing a set in Sweden after breaking his leg mid-show. “He was able to continue doing what he loved even though he was totally broken,” the singer-songwriter said before the sweet cover. “This is for that bastard.”

Last fall, Adams released a self-titled album that received two Grammy nominations, including Best Rock Album. During his extensive touring for the LP, Adams has covered several other classic songs, including Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like the Wind,” Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” and a redemptive take on Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69,” 13 years after throwing a heckler out of a show for requesting the track.

Even with a broken leg, Grohl will continue to tour with the Foo Fighters to promote their latest album Sonic Highways and celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary. Seated from a personalized throne, Grohl has brought many surprises to their summer tour, including a cover of Faces’ “Stay With Me” alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and a wild take on the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” with the help of his orthopedic surgeon.

In This Article: Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams


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