Over the weekend, Foo Fighters teamed up with Brian Johnson to cover AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. Check it out for yourselves here.
This performance took place infront of 27,000 non-socially distant fans at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Most of them were either healthcare or essential workers. The LA Stadium holds a capacity of 70,000. The performance was in aid of Global Citizen’s Vax Live Event, encouraging people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Foo Fighters & Johnson – “Back In Black”
The show presented by Selena Gomez, was put together by Global Citizen in order to, “to help end COVID-19 for all, end the hunger crisis, resume learning everywhere, protect the planet, and advance equity for all”.
It will be available to stream online from May 8.
The footage of Johnson and Foos singing “Back In Black” was captured by one fan who caught the moment that Johnson took to the stage to provide vocals for the track. Foo Fighters backed the AC/DC frontman.
It was part of 6 tracks that Dave Grohl and co played at the show. Along with the collaboration with Johnson, the other tracks included “Everlong”, “All My Life”, “Times Like This”, “Best Of You” and “My Hero”.
Brian Johnson’s bandmate Angus Young recently denied rumours that Bon Scott helped to write “Back In Black”. Bon Scott fronted AC/DC until his death in 1980 and was eventually replaced by Brian Johnson. More on that story here.
Speaking of Grohl, the Foos frontman also recently collaborated with his daughter Violet to release a cover of LA Punk Legnds X’s track “Nausea”.
It turned out that the track also carries a lot of family history for Dave Grohl. Something which found out from his grandmother.
When Grohl returned from touring with Nirvana in 1992, he found a letter from his grandmother. The letter said that it was possible that he was related to X’s DJ Bonebrake. Check out more on that story here.
A few months ago, Dave Grohl recalled the first time he met Brian Johnson.
“We had this beautiful night”, he said. “And there was this jazz band. And it was one of the greatest nights of my entire life”.