Watch Dave Grohl Onstage With His Daughters
Dave Grohl performed a benefit show with assistance from two of his three daughters in Oakland on Saturday.
He covered the Adele song “When We Were Young” with vocals by 12-year-old Violet, before they were then joined by Harper, 9, to deliver the Foo Fighters’ “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” and Queen’s “We Will Rock You.”
You can watch clips of the performance below.
“It’s funny that they do everything you ask them to do – when you’re a director. But that’s pretty much it,” Grohl told the audience at Notes & Words, which raises funds for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. “It’s a different story at home,” Violet agreed. Asked by her dad why it was any different, she replied, “Because we’re actually having fun.” “Do you see what I mean?" Grohl asked the crowd. "Do you see what I have to deal with?”
Last year, he revealed that some of the themes on the latest Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold, were inspired by his thoughts on being a father. “I have to consider a lot more than I used to, and I think I've realized we're not all as free as we were before,” he said. “In every way. I mean, as the political arena started heating up in America before the elections, it became clear that there was so much more threatening all of our lives than I'd considered before."
Grohl specifically pointed to Donald Trump. “I'm looking at a candidate that has blatant disregard for the future environmentally, when it comes to women's rights, diplomatically," he noted. "I have three daughters that are going to survive me for decades. How are they going to get on unless there's some positive and progressive change?"