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Dave Grohl will perform at a benefit concert for war veterans

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Dave Grohl will appear as the fourth member of the James Gang, with Joe Walsh on vocals and guitar, drummer Jim Fox and bassist Dale Peters, marking the first time the band has played together in more than 15 years.

The performance, called One Last Ridewas announced as part of Walsh’s annual VetsAid concert and the presence of the Foo Fighters frontman is another step in the return following the tragic death of his band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

The show, which will take place on November 13 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, it will also feature sets from Nine Inch Nails, the Black Keys and the Breeders. All proceeds will go directly to veteran service charities.

This year’s lineup puts the spotlight on musicians from Ohio: James Gang and NIN (both raised in Cleveland); Akron’s the Black Keys, Dayton’s Breeders, and finally Grohl, who was born in Warren. Cleveland-born comedian Drew Carey will host the annual event for the third time.

“It all started in Ohio,” Walsh wrote in a statement. Picking up my first guitar as a kid in Columbus took me on a musical journey to Kent State, Cleveland, and then the world…

Grohl hits the drumheads as his drummer, Taylor Hawkins, steps up to the front at a Foo Fighters show.  AFP Photo

Grohl hits the drumheads as his drummer, Taylor Hawkins, steps up to the front at a Foo Fighters show. AFP photo

“It is now my great privilege and humbling to share the stage once again with my original friends from the James Gang and this absolutely incredible group of Ohio rock legends like Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, Black Keys, Breeders and Dave Grohl. I believe in Ohio and look forward to celebrating our musical legacy as we honor our veterans with VetsAid 2022”.

come back little by little

Grohl has been slowly making his way back onto the stage since the tragic death of his bandmate, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died unexpectedly at age 50 during one of the band’s stops in Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year.

On June 25, Paul McCartney invited Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen to share his set at Glastonbury.  AP Photo

On June 25, Paul McCartney invited Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen to share his set at Glastonbury. AP Photo

The most visible performance happened a few weeks ago, at the British Glastonbury festival, as a special guest of Paul MCCARTNEYnext to another star Bruce Springsteen nothing less. To the former Nirvana, he introduced him as his “friend from the West Coast of the United States”before interpreting together the seguidilla formed by I Saw Her Standing There Y Band on the Runfrom Wings.

The Chief, a symbol of New Jersey, was introduced as “my friend from the East Coast.” Then they performed together Glory Days Y I Wanna Be Your Man.

The historic recital closed with a full orchestra, with Sir Paul, Grohl and Springsteen together on stage playing the endfrom the album Abbey Road.

Two tributes, in London and Los Angeles

The Foos and the Hawkins family recently announced two tribute shows to be held in London on September 3 and Los Angeles on September 27. Those events will include performances by the late drummer’s friends and influences:

Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush, Josh Homme, leader of Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Ronson, Stewart Copeland of Police, Wolfgang Van Halen, Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction, veteran jazz drummer -rock Omar Hakim; In addition, the cover band Chevy Metal will play at both shows.

Established in 2017 by Walsh, VetsAid aims to raise funds for veterans groups across the country. To date, the organization has raised funds with the help of performances by Keith Urban, Zac Brown, Gary Clark Jr., Don Henley, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, Haim, Sheryl Crow, Doobie Brothers, and ZZ Top, among others.

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