Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins discussed the band’s 2008 Wembley Stadium performance in a new video, where they were joined onstage by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
Grohl proposed that a Led Zeppelin reunion take places with the lineup being himself, Hawkins, Page, and Jones. Alternative Nation transcribed Grohl and Hawkins’ comments.
Grohl said, “I remember playing that show, and after playing those two shows, thinking we need to stop, for now. Let’s go home, and let this wear off, because this can’t be forever. This awesome feeling.”
Hawkins added that despite this proclamation, Foo Fighters kept pushing on, though there was a four year gap between Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace and the followup record Wasting Light. Hawkins added, “Then we ended up doing it for 10 more years.”
Grohl then said, “I remember drawing the diagram for this stage on a fucking napkin. Just like Stonehenge in Spinal Tap.”
Hawkins remembered Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones coming onstage with Hawkins sitting in as a Robert Plant replacement singer, “That’s fun trying to sing Led Zeppelin, in front of 85,000 people.”
Grohl added, “You nailed it. You did a great job. This could be the new Zeppelin right here. We should pitch it after the special is over.”