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Foo Fighters brought out Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen @ Wrigley Field (pics, video)

A set may only have 20 or so songs, but each one gets its own director’s cut on stage. There was, for example, a trio of backup singers for “The Sky is a Neighborhood” and “Dirty Water,” which helped cool off Grohl’s exhausted voice; a cabaret version of “Big Me”; and an aggressive, extended session for “Rope,” which led into a five-minute drum solo by the incomparable Hawkins (on none other than a 20-foot towering platform). But the most impressive may have been “Best Of You,” which featured an improvised instrumental ending featuring some of the most beautiful guitar work ever from Grohl, who slowed down if only for a few minutes for even more intense concentration. (Chicago Sun Times)

Foo Fighters kicked off a two-night stand at Wrigley Field on Sunday (7/29) with The Struts and Melkbelly. Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen joined the band for Fats Domino’s much-covered (including by Cheap Trick themselves) “Ain’t That a Shame” – watch video of that below, and check out pictures from Sunday in the gallery above.

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photos by James Richards IV

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