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A Few Rock Legends Joined The Foo Fighters To Throw A Surprise Concert For Dave Grohl’s 46th Birthday

Dave Grohl just turned 46 years old and to celebrate the man’s birthday, Foo Fighters threw a “surprise” benefit concert Saturday night in Los Angeles. Fans were already excited and chomping at the bit to attend the band’s first show of 2015. What they didn’t know was that this would be an all-star jam session featuring some rock music legends. From Rolling Stone:

At the Forum show, the Foo Fighters were joined onstage by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Trombone Shorty, guitarists Zakk Wylde and Slash, Perry Farrell, Kiss’ Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper and Kyuss’ Nick Oliveri, just to name a few. However, one of the Forum concert’s many highlights came when David Lee Roth arrived onstage to perform Van Halen’s “Panama” and “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love” with the Foo Fighters.

Billed as “An Evening With Foo Fighters in the Round,” a portion of proceeds from ticket sales benefitted three charities, Sweet Relief, MusiCares and the Rock School Scholarship Fund. Given that last foundation, it was natural that Mr. School of Rock himself Jack Black, along with fellow Tenacious D member Kyle Gass, join Grohl onstage. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash accompanied Tenacious D and the Foo Fighters for a raucous renditions of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and Queen’s “Tie Your Mother Down.”

If the video above featuring Slash and Tenacious D playing Led Zepplin’s “Imigrant Song” isn’t enough to stoke the fires of your heart, check out these other fan-shot videos from the show:

“Panama”/”I Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love” with David Lee Roth

“School’s Out”/”I’m Eighteen” with Alice Cooper

“N.I.B.” with Zakk Wylde

The kind folks over at Consequence of Sound compiled a setlist from Dave Grohl’s birthday extravaganza:

Detroit Rock City (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
Do You Love Me (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
All My Life
Rope
The Pretender
My Hero
Tie Your Mother Down (Queen cover) (with Slash and Tenacious D)
Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover) (with Slash and Tenacious D)
Congregation
Walk
School’s Out (Alice Cooper cover) (with Alice Cooper)
I’m Eighteen (Alice Cooper cover) (with Alice Cooper)
Cold Day in the Sun
Monkey Wrench
Two Headed Dog (Roky Erickson cover) (with Nick Oliveri)
Learn to Fly
White Limo
Arlandria
N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover) (with Zakk Wylde)
Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover) (with Zakk Wylde)
Times Like These
Outside
Mountain Song (Jane’s Addiction cover) (with Perry Farrell)
Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover) (with Perry Farrell)
Something From Nothing
This Is a Call
Jam (with Trombone Shorty)
Best of You
Panama (Van Halen cover) (with David Lee Roth)
Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love (Van Halen cover) (with David Lee Roth)
Everlong
Let It Rock (Chuck Berry cover) (With Lemmy Kilmister, Slash and Zakk Wylde)

I don’t use the word “epic” very much in my vernacular these days but I must concede, Dave Grohl really knows how to have one epic birthday party. For his 47th, he should just play a damn concert on the moon. Make it happen, Foos!

(Source: Rolling Stone / Consequence of Sound)

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