This song is just two guitars and vocals. Dave Grohl plays the rhythm part, and legendary Queen guitarist Brian May plays the harmony. Grohl is a big fan of Queen, and played drums with May and John Deacon when Queen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Dave Grohl: This is a really sparse one guitar and one vocal song - but then in the chorus Brian May overdubbed these 4-part guitar harmony swells - it's f--king insane. He's the only guest appearance on the record but you wouldn't even have to put his f--king name on the album because someone would hear that song and be like 'oh my god - that sounds like Queen.' It sounds like a string section, but he did it with a guitar and it's f--king amazing."
This song is known as both "Tired" and "Tired of You."
This is one of several times the Foo Fighters and Queen have collaborated. Brian May made a guest appearance on the Foo's cover of Pink Floyd's "Have A Cigar" in addition to this song. The bands played together at VH1's 2006 Rock Honors with a three-drumkit version of "We Will Rock You," and Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor made guest appearances on the Foo Fighters cover of Queen's "Tie Your Mother Down." This same performance was repeated at the Foo Fighters Hyde Park show.
Suggestion credit: Bert - Pueblo, NM, for all above
Bert from Pueblo, NmActually not an instrumental. Where it says its just two guitars playing, that's referring to the music only. There are lyrics. The music is just Dave Grohl and Brian May playing guitar, no bass, or drums.