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Friday, April 17, 2009

Foo Fighter Fans: You May Now Die Happy

Watch the video below and be awed. The awesomeness really starts at about the 2:45 mark. Or, scroll below to read what happnes in this video first:

What happens:

This from a Foo Fighters concert, and the clip begins with Dave Grohl (lead singer and former drummer for Nirvana) playing a drum solo (to me, the drum solo sounds a *lot* like "The Rhythm Method" by Neal Peart, drummer for Rush). Then, out of nowhere, Geddy Lee and Alex Liefson, the lead singer, bassist, keyboard player, and lead guitarist - yes, I just names four roles for two guys - of Rush join Dave Grohl on stage!!

The three then proceed to play YYZ, one of Rush's greatest instrumentals.

That my friends, is an example of a positive "Ding!"

How amazing would it have been to be in the audience and have Geddy Lee and Alex Liefson come out and play YYZ with Dave Grohl?? Of course if you don't like Rush then you might have hated this. But then again, if you don't like Rush you clearly have no soul, no life, and no business listening to music so your opinion doesn't matter.

I may be a little biased, as Rush is my favorite band. Why are they my favorite band? Simply because they are the most awseomely awesome band that ever awesomed. Got it?

Lesson #1: Rush is awesome. If you are unfamiliar, watch this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this.

Lesson #2: Even people who are at the top of their field (Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters) have people they admire. No matter how good you are, go out and find someone you can learn from. Similarly, be willing to mentor or share with someone not as good or successful as you.

Lesson #3: Did I mention, Rush is awesome. Go listen to some Rush now.


mensch said...

A few observations...

1) Rush is awesome.
2) Dave Grohl does an amazing job, but he is a little off in the intro. I am guessing this is because they probably ran through the song twice before the show and called it good. But, hey, only Neil can be Neil.
3) You gotta love the random guy in the crowd screaming at Dave because he is "too slow" during his solo.
4) Alex sounds really rusty.
5) Rush is awesome.
6) I never thought I would say this, but this song lacks a little something without the synths. It is almost as if Rush is being limited by only having one instrument each. How many bands can say that? "That was a great set, but we really would have sounded better if we had a few more instruments to play."
7) Rush is awesome.
8) Foo Fighters are a decent band made better by the addition of Rush.
9) "I Love You, Man" was a decent movie made better by the addition of Rush.
10) Rush is awesome.

Avish Parashar said...

Great points. You sir, like Rush, are awesome.

I can't believe I haven't seen "I Love You Man" yet. I am a slacker.

Love the line about Rush being limited by only having one instrument per member. Brilliant...