In what might well be one of our favourite ever combinations of ‘Dave’, the acclaimed comedian Dave Chappelle joined the Foo Fighters’ leading man Dave Grohl for a rousing cover of Gen X anthem, Radiohead’s ‘Creep’. The song has had some strange covers over the years – Jim Carrey, we’re looking at you – but this is right up there.
The band have had an eventful few nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Having previously been protested by anti-vaxxers, including Ricky Schroder, who took umbrage with the band only allowing admission to fully-vaccinated people, the Grohl-led group were visited by another star, this time with much more pleasing results.
Chappelle inexplicably joined the Foos on stage not only for a walk-on appearance but for one of the more unusual karaoke stints. He grabbed the mic alongside Grohl and delivered a cracking cover of Radiohead’s 1990s classic ‘Creep’.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl said in a statement about the run of shows. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that hard. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”
It is scenes like this, happenstance moments providing the audience with rich anecdotes for years to come, that we first started going to rock and roll shows. It’s exactly why we want to be back enjoying them as soon as possible too.
For now, you can sit back and watch Dave Chappelle join the Foo Fighters for a special rendition of Radiohead’s song ‘Creep’.