Watch the performance here
Julian Marszalek
10:44 17th May 2017

Dave Grohl has premiered a brand new song called ‘The Sky Is A Neighbourhood’ – and you can check it out here.

The song made its debut at the Acoustic 4 A Cure benefit concert at San Francisco’s famed and celebrated venue, The Filmore. Even though the song was played acoustically, Grohl – accompanied by Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins and longtime collaborator Rami Jaffee – delivered the number as if it were a full-on electric gig.

Grohl told the crowd that he’d only just made up his mind to play the song: "I figured on the way up here, I thought we would play a new song. We've never played this before to anybody."

He also performed Foo Fighters favourites ‘Times Like These’, ‘My Hero’ and ‘Everlong’. Whether the song is intended for a future Foo Fighters release or a Dave Grohl solo project remains unclear though time will doubtless tell.

Grohl was added to the line-up as a replacement for James Hetfield who is currently on tour with Metallica. The Acoustic 4 A Cure benefit concert is now in its fourth year and was devised by Hetfield and erstwhile Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Other artists taking part at the fundraising included Pat Benatar, Steve Vai, Mick Fleetwood and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder.

Hagar also performed a new song, ‘Father Time’, alongside a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’, Van Halen’s ‘Right Now’ and his own song, ‘Sam I Am’.

Foo Fighters returned to live duties earlier this year when they played a surprise club date at the Cheese And Grain venue in Frome, Somerset, to announce their Glastonbury headline set which takes place in June. Despite upcoming European live dates, there’s still no word on a new Foo Fighters album but this new track should keep fans happy for a while.