RNR News and Notes

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band put together quite the all-star group of rock icons  on Saturday night (June 20) for their livestream concert to support New Orleans' iconic Preservation Hall.

 

Paul McCartneyDave MatthewsDave GrohlElvis Costello, Arcade FireJim James, Beck, and Nathaniel Rateliff were just some of the names who took part in the three hour show (which you can stream in full HERE

 

But the highlight of the night came when Paul McCartney, Dave Matthews, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Jim James, Irma Thomas, & Nathaniel Rateliff all teamed up with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to perform a virtual collaboration  of the NOLA anthem - “When the Saints Go Marching In” 

 

 

 

Other highlights include - Elvis Costello playing “The River in Reverse,” Jim James  playing his My Morning Jacket’s “Wonderful”, Dave Grohl and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s take on “Come With Me to New Orleans,” and Dave Grohl's solo version of the Foo Fighters classic - "Best of You" ... a song that Grohl says is more important to him today than it was 15 years ago when he wrote it.  (jump to the 3:41:00 mark to watch

 

The venue, which like other venues around the country has been closed since March, holds a special place in Grohl's heart.  Foo Fighters recorded there in 2014 for their Sonic Highways LP  ... 

 

During the broadcast, Grohl recalled - 

“We loaded in all of our equipment to record this loud rock song ... I’m looking at all these beautiful paintings on the wall and these lightning fixtures and pews that had been there for decades. I’m thinking, ‘We’re going to bust this place.’ It was exciting in that experiment.”