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The Foo Fighters in concert play “My hero” for Steve Albini

In honor of Steve Albini, who passed away in recent days at the age of 61, the Foo Fighters played and dedicated one of their classic songs to him in concert, “My hero”.

Dave Grohl and co went on stage last May 9 at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte for a date of tourEverything or nothing at all“, tour in support of the most recent and eleventh album of the former Kurt Cobain band, entitled “But here we are” (our review here) and published in June last year as first work after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkinswhich took place on March 25, 2022.

In the middle of the evening, the Foo Fighters frontman and his band decided to dedicate a moment to the musician who passed away on May 8th after suffering a heart attack while at work at his Chicago studios, Electrical Audio. For Steve Albiniknown above all for being the singer and guitarist of Shellac, as well as for having worked as a producer of great artists, among all Nirvana, of which he produced “In utero”, the Foo Fighters decided to perform one of their most famous and fan-loved songs taken from the 1997 album “The color and the shape”.

Tonight I would like to dedicate this song to a friend who we lost a few days ago, who I've known for a long, long time,” Dave Grohl told the audience: “He left us too soon. It has touched all of your lives, I'm sure. I'm talking about Steve Albini. For those of you who know, you know. For those of you who don't know, remember that name: Steve Albini. Let's sing this for him.”

In conjunction with the release of the album “But here we are”, in June 2023 the Foo Fighters they also returned to play in Europe for two dates (here is our story from Rock am Ring in Germany), after the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in September 2022 at Wembley (here is our story from London), followed by the tribute show in Los Angeles. Dave Grohl and company, back on tour with Josh Freese as the new drummer, have so far announced a series of concerts on the tour “Everything or nothing at all” for the next few months in America, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. At the moment, however, no dates have been confirmed in Italy.