Having helped out by filling in for Foo Fighters at the Glastonbury FestivaL this year, Florence + The Machine have also been providing aid to frontman Dave Grohl, he's told Q.
Florence Welch’s band stepped in to top the bill after the former Nirvana man fell off stage in Sweden and broke his leg forcing him to cancel his Pyramid stage appearance, but since then she’s provided advice on healing bones too.
Speaking in our new issue, which goes on sale tomorrow (28 July), Grohl explains he emailed to congratulate the singer after she was confirmed to take his place at Glastonbury, and then she came back some remedies having busted her own foot at the Coachella Festival earlier this year.
“Oh man, we met ages ago and immediately hit it off. So I was totally looking forward to playing with them at Glastonbury,” he tells Q of their friendship.
“When we cancelled and they were searching for a replacement I prayed they’d just move them to the top of the bill because they fucking deserve to be there. I was so excited when they announced they would, I emailed Florence to congratulate her.”
Welch was quick to reply, not only with her medical opinion but also her planned setlist for Glasto.
“She gave me great advice for healing broken bones and said they we’re going to cover Times Like These,” Grohl explains. “The day after the gig, someone sent me a link to the performance and I cried like a fucking baby. It melted my fucking heart. I am forever indebted to them. It meant so much, you have no idea.”
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