Watch Seattle rockers AVOID’s superb Foo Fighters cover

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Rising Seattle rock band Avoid are avid Foo Fighters fans and, to celebrate the Foos’ debut album turning 25 this year, the group has unleashed a fantastic cover of Weenie Beenie, complete with a quarantine-style video.

In the video, Avoid jam out individually, cooped up at home while maintaining social distancing measures. Their energy is contagious and they even give a slight nod to the current pandemic, using a brief pause in the song to shout out, “Wash your hands,” before the song kicks back in.

Watch the video below:

“We’re so excited to share our cover of ‘Weenie Beenie!’ This has been one of our favourite songs for as long as we can remember,” singer Benny Scholl told Loudwire. “The Foos have been a big part of our musical journey. Some of the first songs our guitarist Nick and I ever jammed together were Foo Fighters songs. There aren’t very many bands with a discography as diverse as theirs, and they continue to inspire us every day. A huge congratulations to Dave and the rest of the guys for 25 years.”

Formed in 2017, the five-piece released their first record, Alone, in 2018 on Revival Recordings and recently released new song Flashbang!

AVOID also have two songs featured in the new videogame NASCAR Heat 5. In honour of the occasion and in the spirit of their “worn on our sleeve” love of the sport, the band has announced that they are launching the “AVOID Racing League.”

Benny & Luke are currently hosting weekly races on their Twitch channel (twitch.tv/avoidkicksass) every Tuesday.

The band currently consists of Benny Scholl (vocals), Nick Olson (guitar), Luke Ryder (guitar), Chris Echols (bass) and Paul Jaton (drums) and you can keep up with everything Avoid are doing on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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