Watch Foo Fighters + AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Play “Back in Black” for Global Citizen’s VAX Live Event


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This past Saturday, May 8, saw the global broadcast and stream of  VAX LIVE: A Concert to Reunite the World, a special event from international advocacy organization Global Citizen that was filmed at SoFi Stadium one weekend earlier. Among the participating acts that appeared in the hour-long edited broadcast was the Foo Fighters, and Dave Grohl and the gang had a pal join them for their performance: AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson.

With Grohl noting that this performance was the first from the Foo Fighters in front of an actual, live audience in “what, a year and a half?,” he and his band mates made it a rock and roll party with Johnson, who appeared on stage to lead the charge through a little “Back in Black”:

VAX Live: A Concert to Reunite the World also included performances from Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R., while the broadcast was hosted by Selena Gomez. Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also appeared as Campaign Chairs, with additional appearances from President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn and Sean Penn.

Also in the rock and roll realm, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder took part in VAX Live too, performing the PJ track “Corduroy”:

As well as a cover of Little Steven’s “I Am a Patriot”:

An extended stream of the VAX Live event was put up on YouTube — here’s that in its entirety, if you missed Saturday’s broadcast event:

As for Grohl, this was the latest in a busy stretch for the Foo Fighters front man — coming after the recent premiere of his documentary What Drives Us last weekhis official memoir coming out in October, his collaboration with Mick Jagger on a new song, and a collaboration with his mother, Virginia, on a new docu-series, which you can preview below:


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