The Cribs opened for Foo Fighters at their Manchester stadium show earlier this week, and Dave Grohl trolled them over who “ripped off Freddie Mercury best.” The Wakefield trio were one of the support acts at the Etihad Stadium last night, alongside Wolf Alice.
Midway through Foo Fighters’ set, the band covered Queen‘s ‘Under Pressure’ with drummer Taylor Hawkins leading the crowd in a call and response warm-up. “Here’s the thing,” Grohl told the audience at one point. “The Cribs might have done that, but they didn’t do it in a bathing suit, and that’s all that fucking matters.”
“Any motherfucker who has the nuts to come up here and do fucking Queen’s vocal warm-up from Live Aid wins the fucking trophy. That’s the way I see it. That shit’s solid gold.”
The Cribs, who have also covered the classic Queen track in the past, shared a video of the moment on their Twitter page, which you can watch below. “Getting trolled by Dave G about who ripped off Freddie best!” they captioned the post. “Classic! Seriously though, nicest guys in rock @foofighters.”
Foo Fighters frequently cover Queen, and Freddie Mercury is definitely alive in the hearts of fans, especially with the release of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody coming later this year.
— The Cribs (@thecribs) June 20, 2018