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Foo Fighters: Run and tell all of the angels

Foo Fighters | Milton Keynes Bowl | 5 September 2015

Dave Grohl is an enthusiastic guitarist. He’s an even better drummer. But what he’s best at playing is an audience.

Even confined to this Throne of Guitars, the instantly likeable Foo Fighters frontman has the entire Milton Keynes Bowl in the palm of his hand – whether he’s apologising sincerely for cancelling the band’s Wembley Stadium shows, trying to remember the words to a fan-requested song last performed three years ago (‘D.O.A.’), or simply commanding 65 000 people to “dance, motherfuckers” during his head-banging solo in ‘The Pretender’.

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Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes Bowl

Foo Fighters played the first of their two postponed Wembley Stadium shows to a capacity crowd at Milton Keynes Bowl. Opening their two-hour set with a punchy ‘Everlong’, the band powered through songs from their new album, ‘Sonic Highways’, as well as their greatest hits, some oldies, and a few fan requests.  Queen’s Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones guested on a cover of ‘Under Pressure’, but even the rock legends couldn’t upstage Dave Grohl who ruled the night from his throne of guitars.

Support came courtesy of Royal Blood and Iggy Pop.

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