Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Dedicates Song To Kurt Cobain And Krist Novoselic

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As Foo Fighters closed down The Reading Festival, the mother of all European multi-day music festivals, frontman Dave Grohl announced it would be their “last show for a long time.” Although rumors quickly spread from the band breaking up to going on permanent hiatus, it was just that; rumors. The Foo Fighters still have dates listed on their website’s tour page and no sign of cancellations. Fans holding onto tickets for the remaining shows can breathe a sigh of relief.

The band is merely nearing the end of a long promotional cycle for Wasting Light, a tour that began in early 2011.

During the mammoth 27-song Reading Festival set, Grohl dedicated “These Days” to his former Nirvana bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, saying “I’d like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn’t be here tonight.” In a rare moment of reflection, he announced “This one’s for Krist and this one’s for Kurt.”

Rumors floated around that the former Nirvana drummer would acknowledge the 20th anniversary of Nirvana playing Reading the festival. Although those rumors didn’t come to fruition, Grohl did rally the crowd into singing happy birthday to his mother, as they had done 20 years prior.

The Foo Fighters two-and-a-half hour set was capped by a crowd-pleasing rendition of “Everlong,” punctuated by a fireworks display.

Reading Festival Setlist

  1. White Limo
  2. All My Life
  3. Rope
  4. The Pretender
  5. My Hero
  6. Learn To Fly
  7. Arlandria
  8. Breakout
  9. I’m The One
  10. Cold Day In The Sun
  11. I’ll Stick Around
  12. Walk
  13. Generator
  14. These Days
  15. Monkey Wrench
  16. Hey Johnny Park!
  17. Alone + Easy Target
  18. Bridge Burning
  19. This Is A Call
  20. In The Flesh?
  21. Best Of You
  22. Times Like These
  23. Winnebago
  24. Wattershed
  25. For All The Cows
  26. Exhausted
  27. Everlong

– Jay Tilles, CBS Local

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