[WATCH] Jagger and Grohl Team Up For Surprise Anti-Anti-Vaxxer Lockdown Song
Dave Grohl, the lead singer of Foo Fighters, has been amazingly prolific during the last year despite the COVID-19 lockdowns. Instead of touring the world to celebrate the band’s landmark 25-year anniversary, Grohl has used his indoor time to write essays for The Atlantic while also writing Instagram posts that teased his upcoming book, The Storyteller. Grohl traded drum duel videos with 10-year-old musical prodigy Nandi Bushell, campaigned for Joe Biden, and made multiple talk show appearances both solo as well as with Foo Fighters to promote their tenth studio album, Medicine at Midnight. He also somehow found the time to put together his latest documentary, What Drives Us, in which he interviews musicians about the touring van life.
And you thought your sourdough starter was something.
In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Mick Jagger tweeted that he recruited Grohl (who was also the drummer in some band called Nirvana before he formed Foo Fighters in 1995) to join him on the anti-Anti-Vaxxer lockdown anthem “Easy Sleazy”. Since Grohl has already collaborated with a Beatle (Grohl and Paul McCartney teamed up for “Cut Me Some Slack” from Grohl’s Sound City documentary, which won a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 2014), it was about time he did the same with one of the Rolling Stones.
“I wanted to share this song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism – thank you to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with you on this-hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy!” Jagger tweeted.
I wanted to share this song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism – thank you to Dave Grohl @foofighters for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with you on this-hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy! https://t.co/7FoI5T36aU
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 13, 2021
Grohl tweeted his own thoughts about the song from the Foo Fighters account:
It’s hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir @MickJagger means to me. It’s beyond a dream come true. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any crazier……and it’s the song of the summer, without a doubt!! https://t.co/hudEh7LCN2 https://t.co/irNkf9zgbq
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) April 13, 2021
Watch the video (which includes the lyrics), below.