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Foo Fighters Triumphantly Close Out Reading Festival

posted by Oscar August 27, 2012

(Photo: Live4ever Media)

One of the U.K.’s most important music festivals came to a close last night and they did so with the help of the most rocking band today, the Foo Fighters.

The set was definitely one to remember. The band played 26 songs in over two and half hours. Grohl yelled out “”You guys realise we’ve got a lot of songs to play. It’s the last show of the tour and it’s the last show for a long time.”

Foo’s frontman also took some time to remember his former Nirvana bandmates, the late Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, by dedicating his song “These Days” to them. Grohl introduced the song with these words: “I’d like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn’t be here tonight. This one’s for Krist and this one’s for Kurt.”

He later said: “In 1992 when Nirvana played here, the last show we ever played in England, you sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to my mom. Here’s your chance.” Grohl then brought his mother out on to the stage, where she was once again treated to a festival crowd’s rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

Check out the first part of the Foo Fighter’s set below:


 – White Limo
00:04:00 – All My Life
00:09:21 – Rope
00:13:53 – The Pretender
00:21:10 – My Hero
00:28:40 – Learn To Fly
00:34:23 – Arlandia
00:40:20 – Breakout
00:49:00 – Cold Day in the Sun
00:52:45 – I’ll Stick Around


00:00:00 – These Days
00:06:37 – Monkey Wrench
00:12:38 – Hey, Johnny Park!
00:16:50 – Alone + Easy Target
00:21:19 – Bridge Burning
00:26:04 – This is a Call
00:30:40 – In the Flesh?
00:35:50 – Best of You
00:47:20 – Happy Birthday
00:49:25 – Times Like These
00:55:15 – Winnebago
00:58:08 – Wattershed
01:01:25 – For All the Cows
01:05:34 – Exhausted
01:09:47 – Everlong

Watch Nirvana perform ‘Lithium’ live at Reading ’92 below:

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