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Hear Members Of Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro And More Cover Times Like These For Charity

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Yungblud and more have collaborated for BBC Radio 1’s biggest-ever Live Lounge.

Update: The full Live Lounge All Stars video is up now! Check it out:

The BBC Radio 1 Stay Home Live Lounge has just premiered, with members of Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood and loads more covering the Foos’ iconic hit Times Like These for charity.

To support “the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the coronavirus crisis”, some of music’s biggest stars have joined forces to perform a touching, stripped-back version of the One By One single. And while a full video of their collective cover will be aired BBC One’s The Big Night In, the audio version can now be heard below (and it’s actually pretty fun guessing who’s singing what).

Quiz: How well do you know Foo Fighters’ lyrics?

“It’s humbling to have been asked to produce this amazing single, taking the Foo Fighters’ classic, Times Like These, with the Radio 1 Live Lounge team and the incredible collective of artists who have come together to record whilst in isolation,” says producer Fraser T Smith. “Our vision was to create a stay at home version using phones, pots, pans and acoustic guitars that would honour the brilliance and honesty of the artists and song, rather than the trickery of an expensive recording studio. We tried to make this single in a totally different way artistically, relevant to today. The lyrics particularly resonate with us all at this challenging time, and I sincerely hope that money raised can help the plight of the unified battle against COVID-19 around the world.”

The full list of artists performing on Times Like These are as follows: 5 Seconds Of Summer, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Celeste, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, Grace Carter, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Faith, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Royal Blood, Sam Fender, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Yungblud and Zara Larsson.

Check it out below:

Anyone else get goosebumps when that joint chorus came in? Yep.

UK net profits from the song will be combined with funds raised by The Big Night In, and will be “split equally” between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. International net profits go towards the WHO’s COVID-19-Solidarity Response Fund. See more info about that right here.

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Posted on April 23rd 2020, 12:36pm
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