As fans are well aware, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters like to keep jokes running until the wheels fall off, and it looks like the gentile ribbing they’ve been giving new drummer Josh Freese while on tour has reached maximum effort.
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After the passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters brought drummer-to-the-stars Josh Freese into the fold to help them continue on. His resume speaks for itself, being involved in providing beats for some of the best artists around, including Nine Inch Nails, DEVO, Ween, A Perfect Circle, The Vandals, Guns N' Roses, Paramore, Blink-182, and The Offspring. But he’s also got a softer side, which has allowed him to perform for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Sting, and even the 'King of Christmas,' Michael Bublé.
While on their current tour, the Foos have been introducing Freese to their fans by playing through a few bars of songs with him from some of the artists he’s worked with throughout his career, welcoming fans on stage to put an even finer point on his work with the jazz master Bublé. But during their set at the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco on Saturday, August 12, Grohl surprised the crowd with a very special guest.
"You know what? At the last couple shows, I always look out and someone's like, 'I know the Bublé song. I'll come up and sing it,'" Grohl said when the spotlight was on Josh over the weekend. Adding, "Every time someone says they know this song, they don't know the f***ing song."
Pointing to someone holding an "I heart Bublé" sign, Grohl asked, "Do you know the f***ing song? Hold on, we got a superfan. He's got the 'I love Bublé!'" That "superfan" ended up being Michael Bublé himself, who joined the band onstage to properly belt out his hit "Haven't Met You Yet," and even added a little zinger of his own right at the end.
Later on, Grohl explained, "For real, we've been doing that thing where people from the audience come up and say, 'I know the f***ing song,' and they walk up and they're like, 'I know the first verse.' They don't know it!"
Setting his sights back on his guest Bublé, Dave continued, "this badass motherf***er, and I'm not even kidding, flew in today from Argentina to f***ng sing that song to you guys. Because there's no such thing as taking a joke too far."
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