Rock legends lockdown rockdown
The Rolling Stones’ legendary front-man Mick Jagger has teamed up with the Foo Fighters’ main-man Dave Grohl to prove that making a great rock song is “eazy”!
Jagger wrote “Eazy Sleazy” during a coronavirus- enforced lockdown and provides vocals and guitar. Grohl contributes drums, guitar and bass.
Capturing the refinement of COVID lockdown in the UK, Jagger references “Zoom calls”, at “home in these prison walls”, “fake applause” and a “TikTok stupid dance”. He also reflects on life post-COVID and the “garden of earthly delights” which are waiting.
“It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much-needed optimism,” Jagger said.
“Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping in, it was a lot of fun working with him.”
For Grohl it was hard to put into words what working with the Stones’ legend means to him.
“It’s beyond a dream come true,” said Grohl.
“Just when I thought life couldn’t get any crazier”
Collaborating on “Eazy Sleazy” is not the first time the two have worked together, as the Foo Fighters had appeared as Mick Jagger’s backing band during an episode of the US TV show “Saturday night Live” wrap party back in 2012. Grohl also recalls another amazing experience of working with Sir Mick years later in 2017 when Mick was asked to join the Foo Fighters live on stage.
“We see him and we’re like pleeeeease Mick,” said Grohl.
“And then the party really started as he came up and did “Bitch” and it was amazing.
“He was so on it and the audience was like, ‘Oh, my God,’ and we just go straight into “Miss You” to make sure he doesn’t leave the stage and it was nuts because you don’t realise how Mick – he’s super cool. He’s a great guy!”
You can hear Mick & Dave’s “Eazy Sleazy” during ROQ FM’s “ROQ at Night” (weeknights 7-12) and check out the video below as each of the rock legends appears from their respective studio spaces.
*Photo courtesy Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl – ‘Eazy Sleazy’ official artwork. CREDIT: Press.