Watch Ryan Adams Cover Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’
During a concert in Sydney last night (July 21), Ryan Adams paid tribute to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s resilience following his recent leg injury by covering the band’s One by One hit, “Times Like These.” Check out his version in the video above and then compare it to the original below:
Before launching into his gorgeous, acoustic rendition of the Foos classic, Adams told the audience the song was dedicated to Grohl for “carrying on despite being totally broken.” Grohl, who broke his leg during a concert in Sweden, has soldiered on with the band's current tour -- in large part thanks to an extravagant throne Grohl designed himself.
According to NME, Adams’ “Times Like These” cover arrived during his encore at the Opera House in Sydney, along with his Heartbreaker favorite, “Come Pick Me Up.” The rest of the setlist -- which can be found at the bottom of the page (via Setlist.fm) -- featured a career-spanning collection of Adams' songs, including cuts from the singer’s days with the Cardinals and Whiskeytown.
Adams has three more dates in Australia on the books, including an appearance at Splendour in the Grass festival this Friday (July 24). In November, he’ll play the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City. Get more tour details on his website.
Ryan Adams -- Setlist, July 21, 2015
“Oh My Sweet Carolina”
“Gimme Something Good”
“Don’t Ask for the Water”
“Please Do Not Let Me Go”
“My Winding Wheel”
“Why Do They Leave?”
“My Blue Manhattan”
“Ashes & Fire”
“English Girls Approximately”
“If I Am a Stranger”
“Damn, Sam (I Love a Woman That Rains)”
“I Do Not Feel Like Being Good”
“New York, New York”
“Call Me on Your Way Back Home”
“Rats in the Wall”
“Feels Like Fire”
"Times Like These"
“Come Pick Me Up”