Foo Fighters have used their Reading Festival headline slot to petition for a worthy cause. The band have called the crowd to petition to get Manchester Britpop royalty Oasis back together.

The idea of a petition was spawned by Fooeys drummer Taylor Hawkins kick drum — which was adorned with a photo of Liam and Noel Gallagher.

Hawkins beckoned Grohl to the drum kit, “You guys want to see Dave Grohl play the drums,” Hawkins shared. “As the Gallagher brothers watch on.”

“One of these days we’ll get Oasis back. One of these days,” Hawkins told the crowd,  before launching into a cover of Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’.

“We’re trying,” Grohl responded.

Hawkins added, “We’re trying. Let’s sign a petition. Everyone here, okay?”

“How many people wanna see Oasis fucking play a show?” Grohl asked the crowd.

“It’ll happen, someday, too much money.”

Check out footage of the exchange below.

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The band also used took a moment during their set to pay homage to the late The Prodigy frontman, Keith Flint. Grohl dedicated Foo Fighters 2017 track ‘Run’ to the late musician. “I wanna sing this one for Keith from The Prodigy.”

During the performance, Grohl took a moment to reminisce on The Prodigy’s 2009 Reading Festival set. “Let me tell you something. I remember playing here with The Prodigy, 2009. That was the craziest shit I’ve ever seen,” he shared.

“That’s for you Keith.” You can watch footage from the performance below.

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In related news, during Fooeys headlining set at Leeds Festival, the band invited a very special guest on stage for a performance of ‘Under Pressure.’

Grohl spotted a man in the crowd dressed to the nines in Freddie Mercury garb. “Freddie, do you know how to sing, or are you just wearing the jacket and the moustache?” Grohl asked the fan, before inviting him to crowd surf to the stage.

Together, the band and the Mercury-impersonator powered through a blistering cover of the classic track.

Watch: Foo Fighters – ‘Run’

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