Foo Fighters Added to 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year Tom Petty Tribute
In March, the Foo Fighters addressed the rumors that the band was splitting up, instead, announcing a hiatus. It appears the band will emerge out of the shadows in 2017, as they've been tapped as one of many artists who will be performing at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute show in honor of rock legend Tom Petty, accoring to the Grammy website.
The event is slated for Feb. 10 in Los Angeles and will take place during the week leading up to the Grammy Awards, which is set for Feb. 12 at the Staples Center. Also performing at the MusiCares event will be Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Don Henley, Kings Of Leon, Jeff Lynne, Randy Newman, Stevie Nicks, George Strait, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Elle King, Regina Spektor and the Bangles. Closing out the night will be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers themselves.
The Foo Fighters hiatus was already short-lived as the group hit the stage together for a secret benefit gig in Los Angeles on Oct. 15. The 25-song set (per setlist.fm) consisted mostly of cover songs as the band was joined by a multitude of artists throughout the night as they reclaimed the stage to perform versions of their own songs. Among those brought up were Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction) and more.
While there's no word as to if the Foos will return to an active state, fans can look forward to new music from at least one member of the band. Drummer Taylor Hawkins recently announced Kota, his first ever solo release, which will be out Nov. 11. The album will boast six songs, one of which, "Range Rover B--ch," can be heard here.
See Where the Foo Fighters Rank Among the Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Live Acts
10 Awesome 'Good Guy' Grohl Moments