Back in 2021, indie artist St. Vincent released a cover of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Piggy” as part of that year’s Record Store Day celebration. Accompanying her in that performance of the Nine Inch Nails cover is that of Foo Fighters singer and guitarist Dave Grohl! On the song, Grohl plays drums.
The song is now officially available to listen to on streaming services. St. Vincent and Grohl’s version of the track is fantastic; compared to the gloomier sounding atmosphere of the original Nine Inch Nails cut, Vincent and Grohl’s version is – for lack of better word – a tad more “upbeat.”
St. Vincent and Dave Grohl cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Piggy”
What are your thoughts on this Nine Inch Nails cover involving St. Vincent and Dave Grohl? In other Dave Grohl/Foo Fighters related news, back in June, we shared a video that featured a young Dave meeting Slayer at Ozzfest (and it was super wholesome). Earlier this year, the band released a metal record (which offers a plethora of thrash, death, and stoner vibes). And considering the past music of the Foo Fighters, their Dream Widow record is incredibly heavy!
In a past interview with Rolling Stone, Grohl spoke to some of the influences that had an impact on that record. Per Grohl: “I have my favorites. You’ll hear a lot of those influences in ‘Lacrimus dei Ebrius’ [a 13-minute metal epic performed in the film] because for that song, I put maybe four or five of these sections together in this big, long thing. Some of it sounds like [doom-metal pioneers] Trouble; some of it sounds like Corrosion of Conformity; some of it has a Kyuss vibe.”
If you want to check out the full record, follow the link below. We have also included some links to other Foo Fighters related stories as well.