Dave Grohl Teamup With Beck and Tenacious D for Cover Of 1972 “Summer Breeze”
INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Dave Grohl performs onstage during I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell on January 16, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Dave Grohl joined Beck, Tenacious D, John C. Reilly and producer Greg Kurstin onstage at Los Angeles’ Largo nightclub on Tuesday night to run through a comical rendition of Seals & Crofts’ 1972 classic “Summer Breeze,” which previously peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The all-star team up was part of a benefit show thrown by Judd Apatow to raise money for VictimsFirst. A foundation that helps “victims of mass shootings, terrorist attacks and other mass-casualty crimes.”
Aside from the iconic artists, there are also performances coming from comedians Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman, as well as a Tenacious D mini-set that included a rendition of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep On Loving You.”
Beck was the evening’s headliner and led the hodgepodge band of entertainers on guitar and vocals that was accompanied by Jack Black. Kyle Gass will be on guitar, Kurstin on piano. Reilly is dancing passionately on the side of the stage when he wasn’t assisting Black on vocal harmonies.
As the group broke into the first chorus of the song, Grohl ambled onstage to sing the song’s yearning electric guitar riff and quickly shuffled offstage. He returned to reprise his role during each chorus, and led the audience in a clap-along near the end of the performance.
The performance at night at the Largo marked Grohl’s one of his first public performances since the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in March. Grohl first returned to the stage in June when he joined Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen.
He will participate in two all-star tribute concerts to Hawkins, the first on Sept. 3 in London and the second on Sept. 27 in Los Angeles. He’s also included in the list who will join Joe Walsh’s sixth annual VetsAid charity concert. Check out their performance below.