In a remarkable performance at Fuji Rock on Saturday, Foo Fighters welcomed the esteemed Alanis Morissette on stage for a special tribute to the late Sinéad O’Connor. Together, they created a collaborative rendition of O’Connor’s song “Mandinka” from her 1987 debut album, The Lion and the Cobra. Witness the tribute performance here.
This moving homage at Fuji Rock is one of numerous salutes from the music community to honor O’Connor’s memory. Upon hearing the news of her demise, several artists, including Kate Bush, ANOHNI, Perfume Genius, Massive Attack, Tori Amos, Tegan and Sara, U2, Flea, Chuck D, and more, paid their respects.
This wasn’t the first time Morissette and Dave Grohl, the lead of Foo Fighters, had shared a stage. Previously, she performed with the band at tribute concerts for Taylor Hawkins the previous year. Notably, Hawkins was a member of Morissette’s band before he joined Foo Fighters.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sinéad O’Connor Tribute
Who performed a tribute to the late Sinéad O’Connor at Fuji Rock Festival?
The Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette performed a tribute to the late Sinéad O’Connor at the Fuji Rock Festival.
What song did Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette cover as a tribute to Sinéad O’Connor?
They performed a cover of “Mandinka,” a song from Sinéad O’Connor’s debut album, The Lion and the Cobra.
Has Alanis Morissette performed with the Foo Fighters before this tribute?
Yes, this wasn’t the first time Alanis Morissette shared a stage with Foo Fighters. She performed with them during the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts the previous year.
Which other artists paid tribute to Sinéad O’Connor following her death?
Artists including Kate Bush, ANOHNI, Perfume Genius, Massive Attack, Tori Amos, Tegan and Sara, U2, Flea, Chuck D, and more have also paid their respects.
Who was Taylor Hawkins in relation to Alanis Morissette and Foo Fighters?
Before Taylor Hawkins became a member of Foo Fighters, he performed in Alanis Morissette’s band. He was later honored in tribute concerts in which Morissette performed with Foo Fighters.