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WATCH: Yam Concepcion, Mayonnaise cover Foo Fighters hit ‘Big Me’

/ 12:16 PM May 29, 2020
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Yam Concepcion (left) and Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino perform Foo Fighters’ “Big Me.” Image: screengrab from YouTube/Mayonnaise PH

Rock band Mayonnaise and actress Yam Concepcion is treating fans with a cover of a Foo Fighters hit during the pandemic-induced quarantine.

Their collaboration for “Big Me” was uploaded yesterday, May 28, on the official YouTube channel of Mayonnaise, which constantly posts song covers under its “#TBT” series.

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“For this episode, ang kasama namin ay ang kaibigan namin na kaka-birthday lang na hindi lang artista kundi isa ring drummer mula sa bandang Ursaminor na si Yam Concepcion,” Mayonnaise said.

(For this episode, we are joined by our friend, who recently celebrated her birthday and is not only an actress but also a drummer for the band Ursaminor, Yam Concepcion.)

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Concepcion worked the drum set, while the vocals, guitar and bass parts were performed by Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino.

“Naisipan namin na ito ang tugtugin dahil isa sa mga paborito naming banda ang Foo Fighters,” the band said. “Isa pang trivia, ito ang unang kantang tinugtog namin nung 1996 nung tumugtog kami sa Freshmen-Senior [high school] Dance namin.”

(We decided to play this because one of our favorite bands is Foo Fighters. Another trivia, this is the first song we ever played back in 1996 during our Freshmen-Senior High school dance.)

Concepcion has been regularly posting drum covers on social media. Prior to her cover with Mayonnaise, she posted on May 14 a collab of Nirvana’s “Drain You” with famous 10-year-old Japanese drummer Yoyoka Soma.

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Yoyoka Soma is a drummer from Ishikari, Japan. In 2018, at age 8, she gained international attention for an online video in which she covers Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times", which was uploaded to Vimeo as her entry for the 2018 Hit Like a Girl contest. Yoyoka started drumming at age 2 and performing in concerts at age 4. She played the drums for Fall Out Boy in SUMMER SONIC 2019. She also got to sit in with with Cyndi Lauper for She Bop! Amazing!!! She is also a huge fan of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters. (I mean, seriously? I love her already!) She has appeared twice on the American television talk show Ellen where she covered The pretender by the Foo Fighters. She has also appeared in advertisements for sports apparel maker Nike, Italian luxury fashion brand Moncler and Japanese casual wear designer uniqlo. Her online videos have been viewed over 15 million times. Check her channel out on YouTube -> KaneaiYoyoka Channel :) I am a huge fan of Yoyoka. Here is my drum collab with her. Feel free to play along and don’t forget to tag us :) @yoyoka_drums

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Concepcion, who just turned 32 last Wednesday, May 27, marked her birthday by launching her official YouTube channel.

Mayonnaise, meanwhile, earlier this month covered Eminem’s “Stan” with Pinoy hip-hop legend Gloc-9 (real name: Aristotle Pollisco) under #TBT.  /ra

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