VIDEO: Dave Grohl performs moving Oscars tribute to David Bowie, Alan Rickman & Maureen O'Hara
Dave Grohl performed a special version of 'Blackbird' by the Beatles in a poignant Oscars In Memoriam tribute.
Hollywood has mourned the loss of several esteemed names over the past 12 months, including David Bowie, Christopher Lee and Alan Rickman.
Grohl's subdued acoustic performance of this brilliant Beatles song was particularly moving, especially following his recent revelation about a conversation he had with Bowie regarding a potential collaboration.
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Grohl recently said, "about two years ago, I got approached by this movie to do a song for the movie, so I thought, 'Maybe I'll have someone else sing, I'll do the music and then have another vocalist.' And then I thought, "Maybe I'll ask and see if David would want to do it.'
"So the next day I get an email and it says, 'David, I watched the movie and I got to be honest, it's not my thing.' He said, 'I'm not made for these times.'"
Grohl replied, thanking Bowie for his time, before the British singer responded: "Alright, now that's settled then, f*ck off."
The Foo Fighters frontman couldn't tell if it was a joke, so followed up, "see you in another 16 years", referring to the pair last meeting up at Bowie's 50th birthday.
But Bowie ended on a poignant note, telling Grohl, "don’t hold your breath... no more birthdays, I’ve run out of them... but that was a really fun night, wasn’t it."