There are few things Dave Grohl likes to do more than rock (except maybe drink coffee?). After taking something of a hiatus to make his directorial debut with last year’s Sound City documentary, Grohl and the gang are ready to reconvene as the Foo Fighters, surprising a pizza joint in Moorpark, Calif., this week (December 9) with an unannounced 23-song set set.
The band’s official return is set for this week, with the Foo Fighters headlining a pair of massive shows in Mexico City (December 11 and 13) bringing along opening act The National. In order to get the group in fighting shape for the comeback concerts, the Foos took to the stage at Moorpark’s Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza, running through such fan favorites as “Everlong” and “Learn to Fly.”
Since Grohl is perpetually vying for the title of hardest working man in rock, he also found the time to team up with the Zac Brown Band to produce four-song EP The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1, which came out this week (Dec. 10).
“He told me he wanted to call it The Grohl Sessions and I said, ‘Dude, are you sure you want to do it?’” Grohl said in a behind-the-scenes video. “It’s the most flattering thing anyone has ever done for me. It’s going to be really weird to click on iTunes and see a recording called The Grohl Sessions.”