Watch Foo Fighters and Brian Johnson cover AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’ at Vax Live
Official footage from Vax Live has now been released
Foo Fighters joined forces with Brian Johnson onstage at Global Citizen’s Vax Live concert to cover AC/DC‘s ‘Back In Black’.
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The Dave Grohl-led band and the AC/DC frontman recorded the performance at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles earlier this month (May 2), with the event streamed online yesterday (May 8).
The Foos played a six-song set – including classic hits ‘Everlong’, ‘All My Life’ and ‘Times Like These’ – to a crowd of 27,000 fans, many of whom were healthcare or essential workers (the venue’s usual capacity is 70,000).
Fan-shot footage was previously posted online, but official video of the special cover has now been made available. In it, Johnson is seen taking on vocal duties for the rendition of the Australian band’s 1980 hit ‘Back In Black’. The performance was held for a crowd with no social distancing in place.
Foo Fighters played:
‘All My Life’
‘Back In Black’
‘Times Like These’
‘Best Of You’
VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, presented by Selena Gomez, was put on in a bid “to help end COVID-19 for all, end the hunger crisis, resume learning everywhere, protect the planet, and advance equity for all”.
Also appearing on the bill were Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, H.E.R., Jennifer Lopez and J Balvin. The full show was broadcast on YouTube.
Back in March, Grohl recalled the first time he met AC/DC after the Grammy Awards. “We had this beautiful night. And there was this jazz band. And it was one of the greatest nights of my entire life,” he explained.
Last week saw Dave Grohl and his daughter Violet team up with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Slayer‘s Dave Lombardo and producer Greg Kurstin for a live cover of ‘Nausea’ by LA punk band X.