Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails and more to play benefit show VetsAid 2022

Dave Grohl (solo) and Nine Inch Nails are set to join James Gang, The Black Keys and The Breeders for ‘the concert for our veterans’, VetsAid.

Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails and more to play benefit show VetsAid 2022
Emily Carter
Tom Barnes

The line-up for Joe Walsh’s veteran benefit event VetsAid has been announced for 2022.

Foo Fighters legend and special guest Dave Grohl will be doing a solo set there, while Nine Inch Nails are also confirmed for the bill. Elsewhere, James Gang will perform one last time, and The Black Keys and The Breeders will also play.

Says Joe of the Ohio-centric event: “It all started in Ohio. Picking up my first guitar as a kid in Columbus set me on a musical journey to Kent State, Cleveland and then the world. It is a great privilege for me to share the stage once again with my original James Gang buddies and this incredible group of Ohio rock legends like Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, The Breeders and Dave Grohl.

“I believe in Ohio and look forward to celebrating our musical legacy while honouring our veterans with VetsAid 2022.”

VetsAid takes place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on November 13. All net proceeds will go to veterans’ services charities.

In a statement detailing the birth of VetsAid, Joe shares: “War is hell for everyone involved. I lost my father when I was a baby, before I could even make a memory of him. I stopped counting the number of friends I lost in the Vietnam War or that came home forever scarred mentally or physically or both. We’ve only just begun to appreciate the long-term impacts on our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

“I had to do something and seeing as though rock’n’roll seems to be what I do best, it’s also the least I could do for those who have served and continue to serve our country.

“We’re all in this together as Americans and seems to me lately that people are forgetting that. So I decided to put on a show, raise some money, bring people back together and celebrate our vets… and let’s do it every year!”

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