Friday night, June 20, Foo Fighters took the stage at the Firefly Festival stage in Dover, Delaware, and surprised the crowd by playing a rocking collection of covers. “We’re gonna do something we’ve never done before," Dave Grohl said. "For the next 20 minutes, we’re a bar band called the Holy S-–s that plays classic rock songs.”
Thirty-five years ago last week, on March 25, 1979, Van Halen kicked off their first headlining tour following the release of their second album, Van Halen II. Their first world tour took place a year earlier, when they opened for Journey and Black Sabbath.
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In case you missed it, Van Halen made an appearance on last night's South Park. Well, sort of. The animated version of the band — complete with Wolfgang on bass — rocked a fictional world peace celebration.
Here's another one from the "things I found in my inbox this morning" files. It's a video of country shredder Brad Paisley rehearsing and performing — three times — Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" with a 6-year-old drummer on Good Morning America earlier this year.