Foo Fighters celebrated Dave Grohl’s 46th birthday with a benefit concert in Los Angeles over the weekend, and the gig quickly transformed into an all-star jam session featuring such rock legends as Slash, Alice Cooper and David Lee Roth.
Reports Loudwire, Grohl’s early birthday celebrations kicked off with a bang when KISS‘ Paul Stanley joined the Foos for an opening performance of Detroit Rock City and Do You Love Me. From then on, the audience knew they were in for a treat.
Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass also guest starred along with Slash, accompanying the Foo Fighters for renditions of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song and Queen’s Tie Your Mother Down. Black reportedly also led the audience in singing Happy Birthday to Grohl.
Legendary rocker Alice Cooper jumped on stage to perform School’s Out and I’m Eighteen with the band and Van Halen’s David Lee Roth who performed Panama and ‘Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Love to both the audience’s and Grohl’s visible delight.
Other guest stars included Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Trombone Shorty, guitarist Zakk Wylde, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell and Nick Oliveri. As well as multiple covers, the 31-song set also featured Foo Fighters favourites including My Hero, Learn to Fly, Everlong and an extended Monkey Wrench jam.
Watch a few fan-shot videos followed by the concert’s full setlist below. Proceeds from the concert benefited various charities including Rock School Scholarship Fund, MusiCares, and Sweet Relief.
Watch: The Foo Fighters w David Lee Roth playing Van Halen’s Panama The Forum 1/10/15
Watch: 2015.01.10 Foo Fighters with Alice Cooper “School’s Out” & “I’m Eighteen”
Watch: Foo Fighters w Tenacious D & Slash Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin The Forum 1/10/15
Watch: Foo Fighters And Paul Stanley Of Kiss @ The Fabulous Forum 01-10-15
Watch: 2015.01.10 Foo Fighters with Perry Farrell “Mountain Song”
Watch: Foo Fighters – Jam (w/Trombone Shorty) (The Forum,Los Angeles CA 1/10/15)
Detroit Rock City (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
Do You Love Me (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
All My Life
Tie Your Mother Down (Queen cover) (with Slash and Tenacious D)
Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover) (with Slash and Tenacious D)
School’s Out (Alice Cooper cover) (with Alice Cooper)
I’m Eighteen (Alice Cooper cover) (with Alice Cooper)
Cold Day in the Sun
Two Headed Dog (Roky Erickson cover) (with Nick Oliveri)
Learn to Fly
N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover) (with Zakk Wylde)
Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover) (with Zakk Wylde)
Times Like These
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)
Let It Rock (Chuck Berry cover) (With Lemmy Kilmister, Slash and Zakk Wylde)