Ten Awesome Songs Covered By The Foo Fighters

Paul McCartney performs with Dave Grohl (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney performs with Dave Grohl (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Watch the Foo Fighters perform a 90-minute Live on Letterman webcast on Tuesday, April 12 at 9am Eastern (6pm Pacific) on CBS.com.

After finding out [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]ABBA[/lastfm] and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bee Gees[/lastfm] were an inspiration for the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm]’ seventh studio album Wasting Light, it got us thinking which additional artists may have infiltrated the band’s hard-rock roots. While we don’t have a list of artists who’ve directly influenced the band throughout the years, we can show you some whose music has at least caught the Foos’ attention. Below are ten outstanding cover songs the Foo Fighters have done that offered an interesting and bizarre twist on the original.

From the late Scottish rocker [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gerry Rafferty[/lastfm] to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gary Numan[/lastfm] to Montreal’s GRAMMY-winning, indie-rock sensation [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Arcade Fire[/lastfm], below are ten artists that the Foo Fighters have covered over the years. Let us know your favorite (or any good ones we may have missed)!

10. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army[/lastfm]’s”Down In The Park”:

(From the 1997 album The Colour and the Shape)

(From 1979 album The Replicas)


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