Foo Fighters Dedicate 'My Hero' To Steve Albini -
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dave Grohl Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Foo Fighters Dedicate ‘My Hero’ To Steve Albini

by on May 13, 2024

in News

Foo Fighters paid tribute to the late Steve Albini during their concert in North Carolina.

Albini – who worked on Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ – passed away on 8 May after suffering a heart attack, and the following evening, Dave Grohl’s band dedicated their song ‘My Hero’ to him during their ‘Everything or Nothing At All’ show at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte.

Introducing the song, Dave said: “Tonight I’d like to dedicate this song to a friend that we lost the other day, who I’ve known a long, long time.

“He left us much too soon. He’s touched all of your lives, I’m sure. I’m talking about Steve Albini. For those of you who know, you know. For those of you who don’t know, just remember that name: Steve Albini. Let’s sing this one for him.”

Following Steve’s death, an interview with the former Nirvana drummer has resurfaced, in which he praised the producer as the “smartest” person he’d ever met.

Speaking in 2015, Dave told BBC 6 Music: “He was the smartest, most cynical producer/music critic/band leader/pundit, everyone was scared of him. Then you see pictures of him and he just looks like this skinny little guy. He’s just smarter and funnier and better at everything than everyone else in the world.

“And he had made so many records that we loved, he’d made Pixies records and Breeders records and Jesus’ [Lizards] records. So when we went to record with him I know I was nervous because I knew what kind of dude and I just thought he would hate me because I’m such an idiot. I think he treated me like a pet so we got along great because I was the drummer.

“But yeah he’s one of a kind and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to tell his story because I think he set’s a great example for not only musicians but also for the industry and how to think outside just conventional business.

“He lives to do things that are real and passionate and his level of integrity is unwavering, he just won’t bend and he’s stubborn for all the right reasons so I love him to death, I think he’s amazing.”

On May 11 Foo Fighters dedicated ‘My Hero’ to Eddie Van Halen.

Foo Fighters setlist 9 May 2024 Charlotte, NC

Bridge Burning
No Son of Mine
The Pretender
Times Like These
La Dee Da
Medicine at Midnight
Guitar Solo / Sabotage / Keyboard Solo / Blitzkrieg Bop / March of the Pigs
My Hero (dedicated to Steve Albini)
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
Learn to Fly
These Days
Shame Shame
All My Life
Nothing at All
The Glass
Monkey Wrench
Aurora (dedicated to Taylor Hawkins)
Best of You

The Teacher

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