Foo Fighters Enlist Members of KISS, Van Halen For Dave Grohl’s Star-Studded Birthday Show
David Lee Roth and Paul Stanley made appearances in addition to Tenacious D, Perry Farrell and more
Foo Fighters let slip last week that they were planning a “surprise” birthday show for frontman Dave Grohl, so you might have expected that the Saturday night set at Los Angeles’ forum wouldn’t be a usual set from the band. Still, even though the band’s shows in the wake of Sonic Highways have been family affairs, nothing could have quite prepared fans for the caliber of stars that showed up to aid Grohl and co. David Lee Roth showed up to lead the band through a cover of Van Halen’s “Panama,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love,” Paul Stanley played KISS’s “Do You Love Me?” and Tenacious D and Slash aided the Foos on covers of Queen’s “Tie Your Mother Down” and Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” And that’s just all of the video that’s turned up so far.
According to Rolling Stone, Alice Cooper, Zakk Wylde, Lemmy Kilmeister from Motorhead, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, and Trombone Shorty also all made appearances throughout the marathon set. And all of that also didn’t stop the band from making their way through a whole host of Foo Fighters hits including “Learning to Fly” and “Everlong.” It sounds like a pretty unforgettable night, but if you weren’t there you can’t live vicariously through some of the video highlights above and below.