The winter storm that socked North Carolina and Virginia over the weekend led to some onstage magic in Asheville, North Carolina Sunday night.
Dave Grohl and the band that performed "Play " with him at Warren Haynes's Christmas Jam Saturday night were stuck in the city, so they organized a last-minute gig at a local club called the Orange Peel. The group did "Play" and then brought on Haynes and Gov't Mule to run through covers of “Since I’ve Been Loving You” by Led Zeppelin and “You Don’t Know How It Feels” by Tom Petty.
Then Haynes led Grohl and the band through a cover of “All Apologies.” Grohl tells Rolling Stone, “Warren said, ‘Do you want to do ‘All Apologies’? That used to be thin ice and delicate ground for a long time, for good reason. That’s something that had to be handled gently. When he mentioned that song, my initial reaction was, ‘I can’t do that. I shouldn’t do that.’ But then I think about the people that the song means so much to and has been a part of their lives -- that joy and love should be shared. And then, as we were playing it, the audience starts to sing along, and I’m crying my eyes out onstage trying to keep it together -- what a beautiful moment. And who am I to keep people from that beautiful moment?”