Foo Fighters have dropped another surprise EP. The new set, titled 01999925, is a collection of five songs that includes a Pink Floyd cover, live performances and B-sides, largely from the There Is Nothing Left To Lose era in 1999. It's the latest in a string of EPs the band have released throughout 2019.
The EP opens with a cover of The Obsessed's “Iron and Stone,” followed by a take on Pink Floyd's “Have A Cigar” from that band's Wish You Were Here LP. Third up is the original “Make A Bet.” All three cuts were first released in 1999 on the “Learn To Fly” single.
The last two songs — “Ain't It The Life” and “Floaty” — are live performances from a studio session in the Netherlands in 1999.
Queen guitarist Brian May told us a while back that he worked on the “Have A Cigar” cover with the Foos: “I was very proud of it. It's an old Pink Floyd song, and Taylor, the Foo Fighters drummer, sang it, which is pretty unusual. And Dave Grohl, who is easily one of the top three drummers in the world but doesn't play drums, normally, in his band, he played the drums on it. And we did it in my studio in old Windlesham, England.”
Half a dozen previous Foo Fighters EPs that have surfaced over the past year have featured similar mixes of covers, deep cuts, B-sides and demos pulled from various studio and live sessions throughout the band's nearly 25-year tenure.
Meanwhile, the Foos plan to release a new album in 2020, and are booked for a handful of festival performances next year, including the Las Vegas Intersect Festival and Boston Calling.
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