Foo Fighters honour Steve Albini with performance of “My Hero”

Author Hernan Osuna - 10.5.2024

On Thursday night at their show in Charlotte, Foo Fighters paid tribute to Steve Albini by dedicating “My Hero” to the producer, who died on Wednesday aged 61. Albini famously produced Nirvana’s final album, “In Utero”. Before performing the song, Dave Grohl remembered his late friend. Watch the video below.

Tonight I’d like to dedicate this song to a friend that we lost the other day, who I’ve known a long, long time,” Grohl said. “He left us much too soon. He’s touched all of your lives, I’m sure. I’m talking about Steve Albini. For those of you who know, you know. For those of you who don’t know, just remember that name: Steve Albini. Let’s sing this one for him.”

In 2014, Grohl featured Albini’s Chicago recording studio Electrical Audio in an episode of his miniseries Sonic Highway. Foo Fighters recorded “Something From Nothing” there. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “In Utero”, Grohl, Albini and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic sat down with Conan O’Brien to discuss the album.

Albini died of a heart attack on May 7 at the age of 61. Nirvana paid tribute to him on social media by posting the four-page proposal he made to Kurt Cobain for “In Utero”.