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Dave Grohl Dedicates ‘My Hero’ to Steve Albini at Foo Fighters Live performance in N.C.

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Dave Grohl is remembering late engineer/producer and noise-rock pioneer Steve Albini.

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Through the rock band’s live performance in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday (Could 9), the Foo Fighters frontman devoted the group’s hit track “My Hero” to Albini, who died earlier within the week at age 61.

“Tonight, I’d wish to dedicate this track to a good friend we misplaced the opposite day, who I’ve identified for a protracted, very long time. And he left us a lot too quickly,” Grohl instructed the group. “He’s touched your whole lives, I’m certain. Speaking about Steve Albini. For these of you who know, . For these of you who don’t know, simply keep in mind that identify: Steve Albini. So let’s sing this one for him.”

Grohl first labored with the Chicago-based engineer/producer when recording Nirvana‘s 1993 album, In Utero. The pair reunited in 2014 for Grohl’s HBO collection Sonic Highways. Through the episode, the Foo Fighters recorded the track “One thing From Nothing” at Albini’s Electrical Audio Recordings studio in Chicago.

Final yr, Grohl, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Albini additionally sat down for an interview on the Conan O’Brien Wants a Good friend podcast to debate the making of In Utero.

Following his loss of life from a sudden coronary heart assault, quite a few artists paid tribute to Albini, together with the Pixies, PJ Harvey, Failure, the Breeders, Urge Overkill, Jarvis Cocker, Superchunk and Butch Vig.

Along with In Utero, Albini — who fronted the bands Shellac and Massive Black — additionally labored on the Pixies’ beloved 1988 album, Surfer Rosa, together with tasks by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mogwai, Flogging Molly, the Breeders, Newsom, the Stooges, and lots of others.

His band, Shellac, was gearing as much as launch its first album in a decade, To All Trains, and had booked a collection of exhibits in England in June, adopted by a run of U.S. dates in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in July.

Watch Foo Fighters’ tribute to Albini right here.

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