Foo Fighters & Yes Singer Cover Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”

Foo Fighters covered Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” with current Yes lead singer Jon Davison at the Honda Center over the weekend in Anaheim. Drummer Taylor Hawkins introduced him.

“I have a bunch of Laguna friends here tonight, some old, old friends I’ve known forever. One of my oldest, oldest friends in the world, we started playing music together one night, we made almost a blood brother bond: ‘We’re going to play music forever! That’s what we’re going to do!’ And then we went to high school, and we had bands, and they sucked, but we still had fun. Then he moved to Seattle, then I stayed down here, and our paths changed and crossed, etc. Then it turns out now that he now is the singer for Yes. Does anyone know who Yes is? I do, and Pat [Smear] does. He’s one of my best friends of all time, I’ve known him since I was in 2nd grade, and he’s here tonight, and he’s going to play a song with us.”

Hawkins said they tried to learn a Yes song, but didn’t have time. Dave Grohl added, “They’re too fucking hard.”

Setlist:
All My Life
Times Like These
Learn to Fly
Something From Nothing
The Pretender
Big Me (slow version)
Congregation
Walk
MTV Theme Song
Cold Day in the Sun (Preceded by snippets during band intro)
My Hero
White Limo
Arlandria
Outside
Breakout
Tom Sawyer (Rush cover)
This Is a Call
In the Flesh? (Pink Floyd cover)
Under Pressure (Queen cover)
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Van Halen cover)
Best of You
Monkey Wrench
These Days
Skin and Bones
Everlong