When Dave Grohl called Prince covering Best Of You his proudest musical achievement

30 May 2024, 16:00

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl with Prince icon Dave Grohl inset
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl with Prince icon Dave Grohl inset. Picture: Paul Morigi/Getty Images, ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

By Jenny Mensah

The Foo Fighters frontman previously wrote about his experience seeing the Purple Rain icon cover their track at the Super Bowl and later jamming with him.

Foo Fighters Best Of You single was released on 30th May 2005.

The lead single to be taken from the band's In Your Honor album, it's often cited as one of the band's most-loved songs and is certainly a live favourite, sees crowds belt out its refrain in festivals, stadiums and arenas across the world.

It may be 19 years old, but did you know how it it became one of Dave Grohl's proudest musical achievements two years after it was first released thanks to Prince and his iconic performance at the Super Bowl?

Back before Grohl released his Storyteller memoir, the rocker immortalised his tale about jamming with the late Prince and how he cried when he watched his cover of Best Of You at the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show.

Back in 2020, the rocker tried his hand at writing short stories about his life and career during the coronavirus pandemic, and one such story included the days leading his private performance with the When Doves Cry icon.

The story, entitled: "HOW ABOUT NEXT FRIDAY?" begins with Prince asking him to jam in a week's time, but also includes what happened when he heard the musician would be covering a Foo Fighters song during the Super Bowl.

See his full story here:

During Grohl's story of his anxious wait to play with the icon, he also admits that he actually didn't watch the live performance of Prince's iconic halftime show in 2007 as he refused to believe it would happen.

In fact, it wasn't until a random stranger approached him in the street to confirm it had taken place that Dave ran to his computer to watch it.

"I was stunned. In shock," recalled the Everlong singer. "Flooded with emotion. As my tears hit the keyboard like the Miami rain that night, I realized this was without a doubt my proudest musical achievement."

Watch Prince's cover here:

Prince - Best of you

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