Watch Tool, QOTSA, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers supergroup rock benefit gig

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Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Tool’s Danny Carey, Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith, Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters, Chris Chaney from Jane's Addiction, Ozzy Osbourne/Post Malone producer Andrew Watt and QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen formed a one-off supergroup at the weekend to jam classic rock covers.

The cause which united the A-List California rockers on December 4 was a Bring Back The Arts benefit evening for Malibu Elementary School. Social media footage from the night shows Taylor Hawkins fronting the group for a raucous cover of Rod Stewart’s 1977 single Hot Legs, Josh Homme on lead vocals for QOTSA’s own Go With The Flow and Warren Zevon’s Werewolves of London, and a collective bash through Should I Stay Or Should I Go from The Clash’s 1982 album Combat Rock

We’re prepared to bet that a good time was had by all. 

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Meanwhile, friend of all of the above, Dave Grohl recently wrapped his own covers series, bringing his 2021 Hanukkah Sessions series to a close with a cover of Kiss’ Rock And Roll All Nite, having previously shared covers by Van Halen, Amy Winehouse and more. 

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.