Dave Grohl, St. Vincent, and Bill Burr Light Up Josh Homme's Charity Event

Published March 22, 2024

An evening filled with music, laughter, and heartfelt moments unfolded at the Belasco in Los Angeles, where Josh Homme hosted a star-studded benefit concert. The 'Josh Homme & Friends' event featured an eclectic mix of entertainment and unexpected surprises, all in support of a noble cause.

A Surprising Song by Dave Grohl

The night took an emotional turn when Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters serenaded Homme with an original song. The heartfelt tribute, which Grohl wrote specifically for his friend, brought Homme to tears. The bond between the two rockers was on full display as Grohl expressed his affection through the power of music, leaving the audience touched by their friendship.

Remarkable Collaborations

The benefit boasted a series of unique performances and collaborations. The Sweet Stuffers house band, comprised of members from Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, and even tennis legend John McEnroe, backed various acts throughout the night. From Jesse Hughes to Beck, and even a comedy set by Sarah Silverman, the performances ranged from classic rock covers to acoustic renditions, creating a one-of-a-kind concert experience.

Comedy and Covers

The event was not just about music; it also highlighted comedy, with Bill Burr staging a humorous drum battle with Chad Smith, and Sarah Silverman delivering a stand-up act. St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, captivated the audience with a beautiful cover of 'Crazy' by Patsy Cline, showing the diversity of talents that Homme had gathered to support the cause.

Fundraising for Sweet Stuff Foundation

By the end of the night, the event celebrated a significant achievement — raising $250,000 for the Sweet Stuff Foundation. This organization, founded by Homme, is dedicated to providing assistance to musicians and others in the recording industry during challenging times. The benefit's success was a testament to the community's generosity and the artists' commitment to lending a helping hand.

A Touching Finale

The evening concluded with a grand finale, where Homme, his heart on his sleeve, expressed gratitude and was joined by all the artists for a group rendition of The Beatles' 'Hey Jude'. It was a fitting end to a night full of surprises, talent, and compassion, reminding everyone that music can indeed help make things better.

benefit, music, charity