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Foo Fighters perform Andy Gibb's "Shadow Dancing" during 'Rock 'n' Relief' charity stream

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Speaking with ABC Audio last week, Linda Perry revealed that Foo Fighters would be performing “something no one’s ever heard before” during the Rock ‘n’ Relief charity stream she curated. Now we know what that is.

During the stream, which took place over the weekend, the Foos busted out a cover of the 1978 disco hit “Shadow Dancing,” recorded by Andy Gibb, the younger brother of the Bee Gees trio. For the performance, drummer Taylor Hawkins handled lead vocals while Dave Grohl and company kept the funky beat going.

The two-day Rock ‘n’ Relief raised money for CORE, which is providing equitable access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in Los Angeles. Other artists who performed include Sammy Hagar, Silversun Pickups, K.Flay and SHAED, as well as a reunion of Rilo Kiley‘s Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett.

You can watch the archived stream now via YouTube.

Foo Fighters’ “Shadow Dancing” cover follows the band’s performance of the Bee Gees classic “You Should Be Dancing” last month on BBC Radio 2. The “Everlong” rockers also play with disco and dance influences on their new album, Medicine at Midnight.

(“Shadow Dancing” cover begins around 5:44:14 mark.)

By Josh Johnson
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