Foo Fighters Jam with Queen's Roger Taylor, Tom Morello at Pre-Super Bowl Show: Watch

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Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs onstage at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night 2019 at Atlantic Station on Feb. 2, 2019 in Atlanta.

Little did they know that their gig would be the highlight of an otherwise snoozy Super Bowl weekend. But, there the Foo Fighters were less than 24 hours before the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams put on a sleep-inducing defensive display at Super Bowl LIII, rocking a specially built venue near Atlantic Station with Run the Jewels for DirecTV's Super Saturday Night Show.

The gig, which streamed live on DirecTV and Twitter, had the Foos running through their greatest hits ("Learn to Fly," "The Pretender," "My Hero," "Monkey Wrench"), along with a number of special guests, including jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, who ripped off a solo during "La Dee Da" and Queen drummer Roger Taylor sitting in for a spirited cover of the David Bowie/Queen classic "Under Pressure," with vocals from Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The show kept a 'rolling, with a head banging take on Black Sabbath's "War Pigs," featuring Zac Brown and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello on guitar, with Brown adding a twang to the heavy metal classic amid the three-guitar attack. As if that wasn't enough, Foos leader Dave Grohl warned the crowd, "this ain't no halftime shit, this a fucking good time shit right now! Hold on... hold on, it ain't over yet motherfuckers."   

Introducing him as the "person who is responsible for all of us being here... the bad motherfucker who made this shit possible," Grohl brought on Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell. After some good-natured wrestling between Perry and Dave, bassist Nate Mendel kicked into Jane's' crushing "Mountain Song," with Morello, Brown and Grohl taking turns playing the song's titanic guitar parts.

Watch the Super Saturday night show below.

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