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Foo Fighters Give Westboro Homophobes A Taste Of The Bee Gees

Dave Grohl and co had some advice for protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church ahead of a Foo Fighters show in Kansas City.

Foo Fighters have been having a bit of fun impersonating the Bee Gees of late. In the midst of a US tour behind their latest album, this February’s Medicine at Midnight, they dropped the Record Store Day rarity, Hail Satin. Released on 17th July, Hail Satin consists of five Bee Gees covers as well as five live versions of Medicine at Midnight tracks.

Foo Fighters stopped in to Kansas City, Missouri last week for a show at the Azura Ampitheater. Each time the band visits the city, they’re met by protestors from the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church – you know, the famously homophobic, antisemitic, Islamophobic, anti-trans hate group.

Being fun-loving, nice guys, the Foo Fighters tend to take it in their stride, having previously countered the WBC’s hate by blasting Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ from the back of a slow-moving ute. This time around, they grabbed their instruments and donned their satin shirts to give the protestors some advice.

“You know what? I love you,” said Grohl. “I love everybody. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?” It was a nice sentiment, though inevitably fell on deaf ears. Still, Grohl had a bigger message to share with the protestors. “You know what you should be doing? You should be dancing.”

The band then let rip with a cover of the Bee Gees’ 1976 hit, ‘You Should Be Dancing’. Enjoy it below.

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