“Foo Fighters teamed up with Geezer Butler on bass to deliver a powerful rendition of Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’—check it out!”

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Last night in Birmingham, the Foo Fighters brought out local legend and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler to deliver a stellar performance of a heavy metal classic.

Foo Fighters performed a cover of the Black Sabbath classic “Paranoid” with Geezer Butler, the bassist of the heavy metal pioneers, at their Birmingham, UK show last night (June 27). The city holds significance as the hometown of the original Black Sabbath lineup. Dave Grohl introduced Geezer Butler onstage, acknowledging his presence in video footage captured during the performance.

“Let me say it once more: Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath!”

“So, why not? Let’s do a song with Geezer! What do you say, Chris?”

You can watch the footage of the performance below. “Paranoid” was just one of several covers the band performed last night.

At a recent show in Birmingham, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl performed an impromptu solo rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Later in the night, the band delighted fans with a medley including Van Halen’s “Eruption,” Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Devo’s “Whip It,” and Nine Inch Nails’ “March of the Pigs.”

The Birmingham show also featured a guest appearance by Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. This wasn’t the only guest spot during Foo Fighters’ 2024 UK tour; previously, Shane Hawkins, son of the late drummer Taylor Hawkins, joined them onstage in London. Taylor Hawkins passed away in 2022 while on tour in South America; Josh Freese now plays drums for Foo Fighters.

Dave Grohl also made headlines by seemingly criticizing Taylor Swift’s live performances during their London shows, which led to a response from Swift at her subsequent Wembley Stadium show.

Foo Fighters will next headline Hellfest in Clisson, France, continuing their tour of Europe.