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Dave Grohl replaced by Supergrass singer at 'Rock Honors'

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was handicapped by a bad sore throat on Saturday at the taping of VH1 Rock Honors: The Who. The band was slated to perform two songs on the all-star tribute; Grohl’s voice held up for the first number, “Young Man Blues,” but for “Bargain,” Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes, who had a headlining show of his own later that same night, was brought in to handle vocal duties. Grohl’s diagnosis? Too much rock. Only two days into the band’s U.S. tour, long sets were already taking their toll on many a Foo member, while Grohl was under doctor’s orders to rest. The band has since rescheduled two upcoming dates at Colorado’s Red Rocks Ampitheater, both of which were sold out. “We’re playing for two hours and 40 minutes, it’s like a Bruce Springsteen show,” bassist Nate Mendel told EW.com.

The last-minute scramble found Grohl looking to pals like The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Metallica’s James Hetfield, and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme as possible replacements, but since Supergrass was opening for the Foos, Coombes was a natural, if not easy fit. Though there was a slight lyrical stumble, “Gaz did great,” Grohl said after the performance and before he mingled backstage with power couples like Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Also making the scene behind UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion: Seattle brethren Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and Eddie Vedder along with Sean Penn, Mila Kunis and Jeremy Piven.

VH1’s Rock Honors airs on July 17. Full set list after the jump….

David Duchovny (introduction)

Foo Fighters – “Young Man Blues”

Foo Fighters with Gaz Coombes – “Bargain”

Rainn Wilson (introducing the Flaming Lips) The Flaming Lips – Medley from “Tommy”

Mila Kunis (introducing Incubus)

Incubus – “I Can See for Miles”

Incubus – “I Can’t Explain”

Tenacious D – “Squeeze Box”

Sean Penn (introducing Pearl Jam)

Pearl Jam – “Love, Reign O’er Me”

Pearl Jam – “The Real Me”

Adam Sandler (introducing The Who)

The Who – “Baba O’Riley”

The Who – “The Seeker”

The Who – “Who Are You”

The Who – “Behind Blue Eyes”

The Who – “Two Thousand Years”

The Who – “You Better You Bet”

The Who – “My Generation”

The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

The Who – “Tea & Theatre”

David Duchovny (introduction)
Foo Fighters – “Young Man Blues”
Foo Fighters with Gaz Coombes – “Bargain”
Rainn Wilson (introducing the Flaming Lips) The Flaming Lips – Medley from “Tommy”
Mila Kunis (introducing Incubus)
Incubus – “I Can See for Miles”
Incubus – “I Can’t Explain”
Tenacious D – “Squeeze Box”
Sean Penn (introducing Pearl Jam)
Pearl Jam – “Love, Reign O’er Me”
Pearl Jam – “The Real Me”
Adam Sandler (introducing The Who)
The Who – “Baba O’Riley”
The Who – “The Seeker”
The Who – “Who Are You”
The Who – “Behind Blue Eyes”
The Who – “Two Thousand Years”
The Who – “You Better You Bet”
The Who – “My Generation”
The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
The Who – “Tea & Theatre”

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