Dave Grohl was more than a little honoured when BBC employers pitched him the concept of a star-studded cover of Times Like These, calling it “one of the hugest moments in my musical life”.
The Foo Fighters star appears together with a host of big musical names on the cover of the band’s traditional tune by the Live Lounge Allstars to raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19- Uniformity Action Fund – the video for which premiered on BBC One’s Big Night In on Thursday night.
Talking To Zoe Ball after the video aired, Dave stated being asked to take part in the recording was an enormous emphasize in his profession.
“I got the call a few weeks ago that the BBC wanted to put together the project and initially I was so flattered that they would use one of our songs, but also to have so many incredible artists singing on it,” he discussed.
“I got really emotional, for this to be used for something so meaningful. It’s one of the hugest moments in my musical life.”
Lyrics in the song consist of “It’s times like these you learn to live again/It’s times like these you give and give again”, and the Foo Fighters frontman stated he thinks it’s exceptionally fitting throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s a funny feeling for me because it’s a song I wrote at a strange time in my life where I was scared but hopeful and I think it applies to today,” he smiled.
Dua Lipa, who kicks off the brand-new version of the song and appears together with stars consisting of Rita Ora, Chris Martin, Paloma Faith, Sean Paul, Hailee Steinfeld, Ellie Goulding and Bastille, likewise appeared in a video call throughout the Big Night In broadcast, and confessed she was stunned by how “seamless” the ended up song and video are.
“It’s been so special to see so many artists come together and do everything from home and make it feel so seamless and perfect and as if we were all in one room together,” she stated. “That’s down to everybody working so hard and wanting to create something so special.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook likewise made a look to reveal that the organisation would be waiving all royalties on purchases of the song in a quote to raise even more money for the COVID-19- Uniformity Action Fund.
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