We love Dave Grohl more and more. The Foo Fighter’s front man brought tears to the Oscar audience with a heartbreaking performance of ‘Blackbird’ during the shows Memoriam on Feb. 28.
Finding the perfect music to score the the Oscars Memoriam is no easy task. Fortunately the Academy Awards turned to Dave Grohl, 47, whose tear jerking performance of ‘Blackbird’ during the Feb. 28 tribute to fallen stars was absolutely perfect.
There is no better man for this job than Dave. The rocker has been delivering jaw dropping performances with the Foo Fighters and Nirvana for years and even won 11 Grammy awards out of 27 nominations to add to his list of amazing accomplishments. The fact that Dave also broke his leg during one epic show in Sweden last year, but continues to perform. The fact that he put his heart and soul into the Oscar memoriam performance comes to no surprise.
There were great performances throughout the night from Sam Smith, 23, The Weeknd, 26, and Lady Gaga, 29, but Dave’s was the most memorable of the night by far. The song “Blackbird” is originally a Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles aka the White Album. Paul McCartney, 73, one of Dave’s idols wrote the haunting classic.
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David Bowie, Wes Craven and Leonard Nimoy were just a few of the beloved stars who Hollywood lost all passed away in 2015 and were featured in a tear-jerking segment of the 2016 Academy Awards show. This years ‘In Memoriam‘ segment, like every year, was touching, poignant and necessary. The Oscars crew truly did an incredible job.
HollywoodLifers, did you love Dave’s performance as much as we did? Let us know!