Foo Fighters rock out with Joe Perry, Liam Gallagher and more at Cal Jam 2017
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Foo Fighters welcomed Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher to the stage for two songs toward the end of the Foos' headlining set at Cal Jam 2017, the festival organized by the Foos' Dave Grohl as a homage to the events of the same name that took place back in the '70s. Perry and Gallagher joined the band for a run through the Beatles' "Come Together," with Perry sticking around for Aerosmith's "Draw The Line." Grohl also invited Rick Astley onstage for a mash-up of Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Earlier in the Foos' show, sax legend Dave Koz and the Kills’ Alison Mosshart arrived onstage to perform “La Dee Da” off the new Foos album Concrete And Gold, while Grohl made an appearance during Liam Gallagher’s set earlier in the day.
- The day-long Saturday (October 7th) show in San Bernardino, California also featured sets from Queens Of The Stone Age, Royal Blood, the Struts, Cage The Elephant and more.
- The two music-related tragedies that occurred the previous week -- the killing of 58 concertgoers at a country music festival in Las Vegas by a gunman and the death of rock legend Tom Petty -- were both addressed during the day.
- At one point in the Queens' set, frontman Josh Homme held up a sign that read, "Vegas Strong," saying, "We are everything when we are together."
- As for Petty, Cage The Elephant opened their set with his "Mary Jane's Last Dance," while the Foos flashed Petty's face on their backdrop during "My Hero."
- Cal Jam 2017 also featured camping, a water park, carnival rides, a recording studio, a giant skate ramp and a Foo Fighters museum. Parked outside was the white limo from the "White Limo" music video and Grohl's stage throne from 2015, when he toured with a broken leg.