Dave Grohl Joins Cover Band Chevy Metal

24 August 2023 | 2:07 pm | Mary Varvaris

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Dave Grohl has joined another project, but this isn’t a brand-new one. Joining forces with Chevy Metal, the covers band formed by Taylor Hawkins and his friends Wiley Hodgden and Mick Murphy in late 2013, Grohl took to the stage with the band on Monday (21 August).

Accompanying the band on stage, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith also joined in the fun, performing a raucous rendition of the AC/DC classic, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

Throughout the night, Chevy Metal feat. Dave Grohl also performed tracks by Van Halen (Ain’t Talking About Love), The Kinks (You Really Got Me), The Rolling Stones (Bitch), Queen (Tie Your Mother Down), and many more.

Chevy Metal were also accompanied by Taylor Hawkins’ son, Shane, for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick. You can watch some of the clips on YouTube below.

Chevy Metal formed in November 2013, with Hawkins admitting that he and his bandmates created the band “as a goof” in a Rolling Stone interview.

In August 2017, The Music reporter Mick Rad shared his plight to get into a “secret” Foo Fighters gig that ended up being a Chevy Metal concert – Grohl was on stage that time around, too. The show happened at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory.

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“The night is two hours of fun from a self-proclaimed 'wedding band on crack' and with the calls of 'play something Aussie' coming from the crowd, Grohl proceeds to name-drop a number of Aussie acts, including Midnight Oil, INXS, The Hard-Ons, Angels, Hoodoo Gurus before finishing the night with two tracks from ‘…the best Aussie band there is,’” Rad summarised in a review. “Riff Raff and Let There Be Rock round out the best Tuesday night gig you'll ever see. If only Foo Fighters would play this venue one day.”

Meanwhile, in other Dave Grohl-related news, Foo Fighters are returning to our shores this November and December, confirming a second and final show in Melbourne after the pre-sale met unprecedented demand.

The tour supports the Foos’ newly-released 11th album, But Here We Are, which earned a 4.5-star review from The Music. In it, Stephen Green wrote that Grohl “has created a pop-rock opus, delivering complex emotion through simple lyrics and melodies in a way that hits directly at the heart”.