Let’s be fair, any time the Foo Fighters play a show these days, there’s bound to be some sort of surprise in the set that’s worthy of making the news. Why, their Melbourne show featured the group teaming up with Weezer to cover a KISS track, while just last week we saw Dave Grohl invite two seperate fans onstage during their shows, but it’s their recent headlining slot at a Florida festival that saw the group joined onstage by John Travolta & Billy Idol.
As Consequence Of Sound reports, the Foo Fighters were performing at Florida’s Welcome To Rockville festival on Sunday night, rather close to where John Travolta is filming scenes for Fred Durst’s upcoming movie Moose. As it turns out, Travolta appears to be rather fond of the band, and was soon to be discovered watching the show from side of stage.
Soon enough, Dave Grohl lead the band in a rendition of ‘You’re The One That I Want’, originally sung by Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for 1978’s film version of Grease. While Travolta didn’t stick around to lend his vocal abilities to the track, his onstage appearance was welcomed by the eager crowd in attendance.
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However, Travolta’s appearance was amazingly the second big guest that the band brought onstage that night, with Billy Idol making appearance one song earlier in the set.
Idol, who had played before Queens Of The Stone Age that same evening (seriously, how good is that lineup?), joined the Foo Fighters onstage to perform a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Gimme Some Truth’, updating the track with a bit more of a punk edge than Lennon had previously imagined it.
“I never in my wildest thought that I would be standing here with Billy Idol about rock this shit in front of 40,000 fucking people,” explained Dave Grohl prior to their performance.
While it’s only been a couple of months since the Foo Fighters were last on Aussie shores, if these guest appearances and onstage happenings keep up, we’re about to start the countdown to their next tour!
Check out Billy Idol performing with the Foo Fighters:
Foo Fighters @ Welcome To Rockville, Florida 29/04/18 Setlist
‘All My Life’
‘Learn To Fly’
‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’
‘Gimme Some Truth’ (John Lennon cover) (with Billy Idol)
‘You’re The One That I Want’ (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John cover)
‘Jump’ (Van Halen cover)
‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ (Ramones cover)
‘Under Pressure’ (Queen & David Bowie cover)
‘Times Like These’
‘Best Of You’