Dave Grohl has dug out a classic from the Foo Fighters archive during his latest, remote appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Foo Fighters legend cracked off an acoustic guitar-driven performance of the band’s beloved 1997 hit ‘Everlong’.
The performance was dedicated to TJ Riley, a New York emergency trauma nurse working tirelessly at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Riley — who is a dedicated Fooeys fan — was interviewed on the show. The performance was part of Kimmel’s #HealthCareHero series, and saw The Life Is Good organisation provide every nurse in Riley’s department with $10,000 and a gift package. It’s really heartwarming stuff. Check out the performance below.
Watch: Dave Grohl perform ‘Everlong’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live
This isn’t the first instance a Foo Fighters song has been used to raise funds and show solidarity to those on the coronavirus frontline. Last week, a slew of the biggest and brightest names in music joined forces on a self-isolation cover of Fooeys’ classic ‘Time Like These‘. The performance was part of the BBC Radio 1 Stay Home Live Lounge.
Proceeds from the cover will benefit BBC’s Children in Need, Comic Relief and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19-Solidarity Response Fund.