Geezer Butler Joins Foo Fighters at Birmingham Concert


At their UK tour finale in Birmingham, Foo Fighters delivered a memorable performance by inviting Birmingham native and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler to join them on stage. Together, they rocked out to a powerful rendition of Black Sabbath’s iconic hit “Paranoid,” much to the delight of the audience.

This collaboration wasn’t the first time Dave Grohl and members of Foo Fighters teamed up with Black Sabbath legends. Back in 2000, Grohl contributed vocals to Tony Iommi’s solo album “Iommi,” featuring on the track “Goodbye Lament.” More recently, Geezer Butler joined Foo Fighters on stage in 2022 at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles, where they performed both “Paranoid” and “Supernaut” alongside Sebastian Bach and Lars Ulrich.

The Everything or Nothing at All Tour kicked off in Manchester on June 13 at Emirates Old Trafford, treating fans to a setlist packed with hits like “Learn to Fly,” “Monkey Wrench,” “The Pretender,” and a rare performance of “Stacked Actors” from “There Is Nothing Left to Lose.” The highlight of the night was the debut of a brand-new track titled “Unconditional,” described as a song partially written and demoed during earlier studio sessions but left unfinished until now.

Foo Fighters’ UK tour concluded on June 27 at Villa Park in Birmingham, featuring a lineup of special guests including Loose Articles, Courtney Barnett, Honeyblood, Shame, Himalayas, Hot Milk, and GRAMMY® Award winners Wet Leg on select dates. Following this successful run, Foo Fighters are set to embark on a comprehensive United States tour starting with shows at Citi Field in New York on July 17 and 18, culminating at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, on August 18.

The band’s latest album, “But Here We Are,” released last June, debuted impressively at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and topped the UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart. It marked Foo Fighters’ first album without the late Taylor Hawkins, with Dave Grohl taking over drumming duties for the recording. The album earned the band three nominations at the 2024 GRAMMY® Awards: Best Rock Album for “But Here We Are,” and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for the lead single “Rescued.”

Paul McCartney’s son James McCartney also recently took a photo at a recent Foo Fighters concert.