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Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette honour Sinead O’Connor with cover of ‘Mandinka’

Alanis and the Foos teamed up to honour the late singer at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival.

Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette teamed up to pay tribute to Sinead O’Connor over the weekend, covering the late singer’s 1987 track ‘Mandika’ at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival.

Foo Fighters performed a 16-song setlist at the Japanese rock festival on Sunday (July 30), and after performing their 2011 tune ‘Walk,’ took a moment to introduce Morissette onstage. 

"We'd like to make tonight very special for you because it's nice to be back," Grohl told the audience.

"So tonight, we're gonna do something that we've never done before, with someone that we love very much. We want an old friend to come up and sing with us tonight for a very special reason. Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome, to sing a song with us, Miss Alanis Morissette."

After Morissette took the stage, Grohl explains “We’re singing this song for a reason tonight,” while Morissette adds: “For a beautiful woman of high intelligence and deep empathy [who was] way ahead of her time [and] who is no longer with us. This is for her.”

The Foos then ripped into O’Connor’s ‘Mandika,’ with Morissette covering vocals. A photo of the late, Irish singer was displayed on the screen after the cover was performed.

Have a watch of some fan-shot footage of the tribute up top.

Last year, Chris Cornell’s daughter Tori covered ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ a song written by Prince for Sinead O’Connor, to honour her late dad who also previously covered the song.