Yes vocalist Jon Davison met up with the Foo Fighters at their September 19 show in Anaheim for a performance of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer,” of all things. You can watch the clip below.
The teaming of Davison and the Foos is odd, but it turns out that Davison and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins are childhood friends.
“Taylor and I were the biggest Rush nerds in high school, mullets and everything,” Hawkins told the audience. He added that the band had tried to learn a Yes song for the occasion but didn’t have enough time.
“Because they’re too fucking hard,” added frontman Dave Grohl.
Some of you may recall that the Foos performed “Tom Swayer during a stop in Edmonton, Alberta, in August, with vocals handled by a fan named Brian Roberts.
This tour has been an especially eventful one for the Foo Fighters, beginning with Grohl breaking his leg on June 12 during a show in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since then he has been performing on a specially designed throne.
The tour has featured a number of special moments, including a performance of the Queen–David Bowie hit “Under Pressure” with guest appearances by Queen drummer Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, as well as a performance of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” with former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen, Blind Melon guitarist Christopher Thorn, singer-songwriter Jonny Kaplan and Foo Fighters keyboardist Rami Jaffee.