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Dave Grohl Emails BBC Staff To Thank Them For Times Like These Charity Cover

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says he literally had to fight back tears” when he heard about BBC’s all-star charity cover of Times Like These.

A week after BBC Radio 1’s heartwarming Times Like These charity cover, Dave Grohl has sent a heartfelt email to the staff who made it happen, thanking them for their support and giving him the chance to be a part of something so much bigger”.

Foo Fighters’ own Dave and Taylor Hawkins also took part in the initiative, with members of Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood and more all coming together (remotely) to support the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the coronavirus crisis”. Now, as the wonderful cover climbs the UK charts (it currently sits at Number Two – download or stream it here to help push it to the top spot), Dave has been in contact with those involved to express his gratitude.

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To all of my friends at the BBC,” he writes.

What a crazy few months it’s been for all of us. And what an incredible honour to see and hear my song Times Like These transformed by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Allstars for – well, for times like these. The response has been incredible and I wanted to thank you all for your support.

When my manager first called and explained the project to me, I literally had to fight back tears – that’s how flattered I was that the BBC would consider one of my songs for such an important cause.

To all those amazing artists who took the time to learn and sing the words that I scribbled on a bit of hotel stationery nearly 20 years ago – I am beyond humbled. You have no idea.

I hope this new version of the song helps lift people’s spirits a little, and that the proceeds we’re donating to Comic Relief and Children In Need reach as many people affected by COVID-19 as possible.

Thanks again, for giving me the chance to be a part of something so much bigger. I look forward to the day that we’ll all be back in a muddy field again, singing our hearts out together.

It’s times like these we learn to live again…”

Posted on April 30th 2020, 2:55p.m.
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