While Dave Grohl recovers, check out these Foo Fighters tribute bands
The frontman has a broken leg, but these tribute bands provide a fix until real Foos get back on tour.
By now we've all seen the footage of Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, finishing a June 12 concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, after breaking his leg.
It's a remarkable feat of dedication on Grohl's part; in the video below, you can see him sitting in a chair with his leg in a splint, playing his guitar and singing the intense song "All My Life." The hands of an EMT are barely visible. The medic was actually holding the splint in place until a doctor could put Grohl's leg in a cast.
Unfortunately, Grohl can't play every show in a cast and needs time to recover, so the Foos canceled the rest of their European dates this summer.
Fear not, fans of those who fight Foo; you can get your fix by listening to one of the many Foo Fighters tribute bands that dot the planet.
This San Diego-based tribute band (there's also a Faux Fighters in Australia and New Zealand) claims to be "Ultimately the Most Authentic Foo Fighters Tribute Band." We're guessing it's because band members try to not only sound like the Foos but look like them, too. Not sure if they pull it off, but at least they sound good.
The Davy Grolton Band
This Israeli band is named after the funky '70s version of the Foos from their video "Long Road to Ruin," so it's also a popular name for cover bands around the world. The band is working to get the Foos to play Israel. Of course, they may want to wait until Grohl's fibula is fully healed.
"The UK's Definitive Foo Fighters Tribute Band" vows to give fans the same concert experience they'd get with the real Foos, complete with lights and effects. The Four Fighters also play "fake festivals," which feature a roster of tribute bands. Here the band is playing the Glastonbudget festival, a tribute-band version of the UK's Glastonbury Festival (which, ironically, is one of the appearances the Foos had to cancel).
We're not quite sure why these Italy-based rockers are pursuing a poultry theme for their name and logo. But the Fowl Fighters are not bad, even if the lead singer is trying too hard to look like Grohl.
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