ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 02: Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs onstage at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night 2019 at Atlantic Station on February 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
Over the weekend, Foo Fighters invited Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello, and Zac Brown onto the stage during their Super Saturday Night show in Atlanta, GA.
First, the Foo Fighters covered Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with Tom Morello and Zac Brown. Afterwards they welcomed Perry Farrell to the stage. Dave Grohl took a jab at the Super Bowl halftime show, which featured Maroon 5.
Dave Grohl said, “This ain’t no halftime shit, this is good time shit.”
Next, the Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell, Tom Morello and Zac Brown covered Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song.”
As we all know, there has been a lack of rock presence over the years during the Super Bowl’s Halftime show. Last year, Dave Grohl revealed in an interview that he had talks with halftime show representatives before Maroon 5 were picked.
“I’ve had multiple conversations over the years with them where they say, ‘We want to have a rock and roll band. Do you think you could do it? Do you think you could do a stadium?”
“I was like, ‘Yeah man, we do it all the time,’” Grohl shrugged. “We’re like, ‘Oh my God, I think we’re gonna do the Super Bowl!’ And then it’ll be like, Madonna or Katy Perry or somebody like that.”
“I actually got really hammered at this party in France once, and got to meet the dude that does the Super Bowl thing, and I was like, ‘I don’t even want to do the Super Bowl!’,” Grohl slurred in an exaggerated drunk voice. “I used to want to do it. Now I don’t want to do it anymore!’”
“Not to be negative on Maroon 5, but it always seems to be the final chapter in your career,” Taylor Hawkins deadpanned.
“Yeah, I don’t know if it’s jumping the shark, I don’t know,” Grohl added laughing. “We’re just trying to come up with excuses why we haven’t done it.”
Watch Foo Fighters, Tom Morello and Zac Brown cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” below.
Watch Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell, Tom Morello and Zac Brown cover Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song” below.