Foo Fighters did not let the death of Malcolm Young go unremarked this weekend. Dave Grohl and co. dedicated Saturday night’s performance in Mexico City to the late AC/DC guitarist, opening their show with an enthusiastic cover of AC/DC’s 1977 single “Let There Be Rock.” Young died Saturday at age 64, three years after retiring from AC/DC following a diagnosis of dementia.
In Mexico, Foo Fighters took the stage in front of a massive image of Young in his prime, and Grohl delivered an athletic, headbanging tribute performance. On Instagram, Grohl shared his own formative AC/DC memory, recalling seeing the band’s 1980 live performance film in theaters at age 11. “It was the first time I lost control to music,” he wrote. “The first time I wanted to be in a band. I didn’t want to play my guitar anymore, I wanted to smash it.”
Watch Foo Fighters’ “Let There Be Rock” cover below, and scroll down to read Grohl’s tribute post. The video quality is good but the sound is a little low—turn it up.