Dave Grohl‘s new What Drives Us documentary includes footage of the first time the Foo Fighters played “My Hero” live.
The performance took place at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom during the Foos’ maiden tour in 1995 — two years before “My Hero” would appear on the band’s 1997 album, The Colour and the Shape. You can watch the clip streaming now via People.com.
“When you’re young and you pick up an instrument for the first time, you really don’t imagine that someday you’ll be the one writing the songs, and you’ll be the one traveling the country,” Grohl says in voiceover over the performance footage.
“But then once you start sharing it with other people, and you see the joy that it brings and you see the love in everyone singing along or dancing, that becomes your mission,” he continues. “The connection to the audience becomes your mission.”
What Drives Us, a documentary about touring and specifically van touring culture, premiered today as part of The Coda Collection, a new music-focused subscription streaming channel on Amazon Prime Video.
The film includes appearances by The Beatles‘ Ringo Starr, Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler, U2‘s The Edge, AC/DC‘s Brian Johnson, Slash and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt‘s Tony Kanal and many others.
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