Jane’s Addiction and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell recently joined his long-time friends in the Foo Fighters on stage at his destination festival, Lollapalooza Chile. The huge moment transpired on Friday night at O’Higgins Park, Santiago, Chile.
Dave Grohl-fronted band served as Lollapalooza Chile’s headliners for the opening evening and performed a solid set of fan favorites from across their discography.
Farrell joined them on the stage for a cover of Jane’s Addiction classic “Been Caught Stealing” from Ritual de lo Habitual.
Foo Fighters pulled off a great show for the fans
The show commenced with Dave Grohl and Foo Fighter’s keyboardist Rami Jaffee on “Times Like These,” off the aptly named LP One By One; as the song progressed, the rest of the Foo Fighters walked out on stage, one at a time.
Next the classic hits “The Pretender” and “Learn to Fly” were performed. They then played “No Son of Mine” off 2021’s Medicine At Midnight and “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” from 2017’s Concrete Gold. They then returned to another song of Medicine At Midnight, “Shame Shame.”
The band took a short break as Grohl delivered a solo intro of the band’s hit song “My Hero.” Next came two songs from 2011’s Wasting Light; “These Days” and “Walk.” With their sound-established Grohl moved into band introductions: he shouted out guitarist, Chris Shiflett, who then dished out some shredding, then, bassist Nate Mendel who offered the flawless solo from The Who’s “My Generation.”
Jaffee then continued to show off his skills on the synth. Dave then introduced the singers for the evening, “Barbara, Sam and Laura,” who got into a cover of “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by the C + C Music Factory.
Next, guitarist Pat Smear displayed his prowess during the cover of the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop,” and finally, the band frontman introduced drummer Taylor Hawkins who then switched places with him to handle vocals on Queen’s beloved “Somebody To Love.”
After “Somebody To Love,” Hawkins got back on the drums and led the band through “All My Life,” “Run,” and then a slowed-down version of “Wheels.”
While performing “Best Of You,” Grohl reminisced on his first Lollapalooza in 1991 with the late and iconic Kurt Cobain. He continued to remember the era and said, “There’s one person who made that revolution happen, and he’s gonna come sing a song.”
Foo Fighters closed out the set with “Monkey Wrench” and fan-favorite “Everlong.” Overall it was a great experience for the Foo Fighters fans as usual.