The vocalist and leader of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, has been quick to get in contact with the BBC to give thanks and to make public their excitement after which the public corporation has recruited a host of british artists to re-record the single ‘Times Like These’ and, in this way, to raise funds that will go entirely for its various charitable initiatives.
This new version of the legendary single from the rock band, which was originally released in 2003, features the voices of Chris Martin, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Biffy Clyro, among many others, and currently stands at a few points of ‘Blinding Lights’, the canadian The Weeknd, to become the number of the weekly list of successes of the country. The theme can be downloaded at the virtual stores or played by ‘streaming’.
“When my manager called me to explain the project, I had to work hard to contain the tears. So flattered I feel that the BBC consider one of my songs to a cause that is so important. The response has been incredible and I want to thank you all for your support,” reads an excerpt of the letter written by the american musician to praise the proposal, part of the radio programme ‘BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge’ and organized through its foundations ‘Children in Need’ and ‘Comic Relief’.
“And all of those wonderful artists that have devoted their time to learn and sing the lyrics that I wrote almost 20 years ago with the pen of a hotel… I am honoured by your gesture, do not know to what extent”, they have been directed to their colleagues in the profession that was the battery of the former band Nirvana.