“Granted,” Dave Grohl says, “I’ve been a fan of this music for most of my life. So for me to be a part of something like this is something that I’m really excited about. I know a lot of people think it’s just a f—-ing band in a room and people just write songs and hang out. For me, it’s not all that.”
After he gets through singing the lyrics to “Everlong,” a new Foo Fighters song, about a man with a cancerous tumor in his brain that he “hopes goes away,” he launches into the ballad, “The Sky Is a Neighborhood,” which he wrote for Paul McCartney’s new album.
“She is this girl who’s out of town, because they were expecting their first baby,” Grohl tells the crowd. “He’s got an oxygen tank at home, so this is where he spends all his time. And she’s his surrogate mother. And he’s giving her this raise. She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him. And this is her story. So she’s drunk on the promise of this city. So listen, baby, she’s gonna need you to come over here to see what’s up.”