Foo Fighters have performed the 1970 Black Sabbath classic ‘Paranoid’ with Geezer Butler – watch footage of the performance below.

Last night (June 27), the Foos played the last show of their UK tour in Birmingham. To end their run with a bang, Dave Grohl and co. invited Birmingham legend and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler to perform the 1970 metal classic ‘Paranoid’.

For the performance, Butler led the band on bass duties, while Grohl ditched the guitar to mimic Ozzy Osbourne’s onstage movements while singing. Watch fan-shot footage of the performance below.


This isn’t the first time Butler has joined the Foo Fighters for a performance. In 2022, he teamed up with Sebastian Bach, Lars Ulrich and the Foos to perform ‘Supernaut’ and ‘Paranoid’ for the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert.

Later on in the night, the Foos invited Shane Hawkins – son of late drummer Taylor Hawkins – to perform ‘This Is A Call’ during the band’s encore. Earlier in the tour, Shane joined the band for ‘I’ll Stick Around’ at London Stadium on June 20.


Foo Fighters’ recent Manchester concert scored then a four-star rating, with Rishi Shah writing for NME: “Approaching thirty years as a band, Foo Fighters have adapted in the face of any adversity, ensuring their stadium show remains cohesive, exemplary and simply untouchable. While others from their time might begin to creep towards legacy act territory, Foo Fighters remain as relevant and imperious as ever – they’re only going to need even more stadiums to fill.”

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