Foo Fighters play favorites at MTV rehearsals
Sunday, June 5, 2011
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Foo Fighters mixed things up during their rehearsal for the MTV Movie Awards, spontaneously breaking into various classic rock songs as they rehearsed the track they’ll play on Sunday’s show.
Between run-throughs of their new single “Walk” at the Friday evening session, the musicians tinkered with their instruments, suddenly playing the Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl stopped and jokingly asked if they could play that song instead of their own.
Later, the group jammed out a few bars of Mr. Mister’s “Broken Wings” and Kiss’ “Detroit Rock City.”
Standing beneath a collage of crystals on a stage trimmed with grass, flowers and butterflies, Grohl said, “I think you should just let us do whatever.”
When a few show workers in the audience clapped, Grohl said, “Wait, are you saying our song sucks?”
His two young daughters also took in the rehearsal, each wearing protective earphones.
Besides Foo Fighters, Sunday’s ceremony is set to include musical performances by Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz. Jason Sudeikis is hosting the two-hour live show, in which fans vote for their favorite films in quirky categories such as best kiss.
Presenters include Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez.
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