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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 24, 2017 near Glastonbury, England. Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is the largest greenfield festival in the world. It was started by Michael Eavis in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, and now attracts more than 175,000 people.

Foo Fighters are showing a little love for a lovely new version of one of its songs.

The group has tweeted support for the Sweet Charity Choir U.K.’s recently released rendition of “Come Alive” from the Foos’ 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace; The performance was done to raise awareness for Music Support in the U.K. and Samartians USA and their efforts to prevent suicide among musicians.

Foos founder and leader Dave Grohl posted a note on the band’s Facebook page saying, “Thank you Sweet Charity Choir & Music Support for such a beautiful rendition of ‘Come Alive’ and for making this song of hope even more hopeful. Perfect way to ring in the new year.”

Sweet Charity, meanwhile, issued a statement explaining, “We were moved by the beauty of ‘Come Alive’ by Foo Fighters and wanted to promote the physical and mental health benefits of singing as well as encouraging those in need to reach out. You have a voice; we are all here to listen. Every year we lose incredible artists in the music industry to suicide. Over 50 % of roadies or other music industry professionals have attempted or considers suicide, and most of them have not sought help.”


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

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