- 10 May 21
There was a unique superstar collaboration at the Global Citizen gig in LA last night, when AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson joined Foo Fighters on stage. It was among the highlights of a show that raised $300 million to support global vaccination
Johnson arrived onstage as a special guest, during the band's set at the So-Fi Stadium in Los Angeles – which was part of Global Citizen's Vax Live: Concert to Unite the World.
"You've missed live music just a little bit right?" teased frontman and guitarist Dave Grohl, before introducing Johnson to a huge roar from the crowd. Born in 1947, Johnson is now 73.
The band was one of the headliners at the event, playing to over 20,000 COVID-compliant, vaccinated, healthcare and essential workers.
Foo Fighters stormed through six songs at the concert, which was live-streamed to the world last Saturday, the 8th of May.
Popstar and actress Selena Gomez hosted the hour-long live-stream special, which aimed to encourage viewers to take COVID-19 vaccines.
The event raised over $300 million to support global vaccination.
Foo Fighters delivered the hits, ripping through 'All My Life', 'Everlong', 'Times Like These' and 'Best of You', as well as their cover of 'Back in Black', with Johnson to the fore.
Partly in response to the pandemic, Dave Grohl has recently branched out with a brace of solo singles, releasing 'Easy Sleazy' with Mick Jagger and 'Nausea' with his daughter Violet Grohl this year.
The frontman has also announced that he is releasing a book this year entitled The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, to be released on October 5th.
It will be published by Simon & Schuster Ltd. in the UK and Ireland.
Foo Fighters released their tenth studio album, Medicine at Midnight, in February of this year. It was a hit in Ireland, topping the Official Album Charts in the first week of its release.
In February, Grohl discussed his Irish roots in an interview with Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show's back.
The singer and former drummer of Nirvana discussed walking around Cork during one of his first shows in Ireland, and seeing women that looked very similar to his own mother.
In March, Edwin McFee looked back to Foo Fighters' most dramatic Irish appearance, , when they topped the bill at Slane Castle back in 2015.
"Foo Fighters’ all-conquering set was as epic as Tolkein’s saga," McFee recalled, "and for this Slane diehard, a spellbinding, never-to-be-forgotten night."