The friendship between Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme and the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl is very well-known, with the pair even claiming that they want to “take over the fucking world together”. But a recent gig has seen Josh Homme paying tribute to Dave Grohl’s band by way of a short cover of one of the group’s best-known songs.
As AltPress reports, to celebrate the Foo Fighters’ most recent album, Concrete And Gold, the band held a one-day festival of monstrous proportions on Saturday. Including sets from Royal Blood, Japandroids, The Kills, Liam Gallagher, and Queens Of The Stone Age, California’s CalJam became one of music’s biggest gatherings for one day.
While performing at the show, Josh Homme decided to add another cover to his repertoire. Sure, we’ve seen Queens Of The Stone Age perform short cover versions of Gorillaz’s ‘Clint Eastwood’, Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’, and INXS’ ‘Devil Inside’ before, but now, we can add the Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ to that list.
It’s becoming almost a tradition of sorts for the group to descend into a short cover version whilst performing their 2000 track ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’, so hardly anyone was surprised when Queens Of The Stone Age briefly moved away from the thumping tune to throw in a quick verse of the Foo Fighters’ 1997 hit.
While some may argue that it would be better if Queens Of The Stone Age would just perform the full tracks during their sets (which we do sort of agree with), we’re just happy to see Josh Homme pay tribute to his musical brother by way of a short cover.
Currently, no one knows if Foo Fighters will return the favour and cover a Queens Of The Stone Age tune when they hit up Aussie shores with Weezer next year, but given their propensity to throw in covers of songs in their set, we might just get lucky.
Check out Queens Of The Stone Age’s brief cover of ‘Everlong’ below, with the action starting around 1:45.