Foo Fighters Cover AC/DC's 'Let There Be Rock' in BBC's Live Lounge

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Foo Fighters perform in the Live Lounge for BBC Radio 1.

Despite their status as modern alt-rock royalty, the Foo Fighters have long been steeped in classic rock tradition. They wore their influences proudly at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge with an explosive cover of AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock.”

The band blaze through the track, anchored by a steady groove from drummer Taylor Hawkins and bassist Nate Mendel. Guitarist Chris Shiflett slashes through the mix with tasteful solos, but the true hero is frontman Dave Grohl, who gives a remarkable approximation of Bon Scott’s adenoidal scream.

It’s all in a day’s work for a group that jammed with members of Led Zeppelin at Wembley Stadium and recruited Paul McCartney for a cameo on its new album, Concrete and Gold.

Watch the Foo Fighters’ performance below.