Dave Grohl Brings Jack Black To Foo Fighters Show To Cover AC/DC’s ‘Big Balls’
Kicking off their 2024 tour in Auckland, New Zealand, Foo Fighters electrified fans by bringing special guest Jack Black on stage at Go Media Mt Smart Stadium to cover AC/DC’s iconic ‘Big Balls.’
The actor, currently in New Zealand filming the ‘Minecraft’ movie, was introduced by Dave Grohl to the crowd. Grohl set the stage for the performance, announcing that they would be covering an AC/DC song but not with him as the lead vocalist. Moments later, Black, dressed in a phoenix-emblazoned shirt and wearing a pounamu, stormed onto the stage.
Black’s Performance Of ‘Big Balls’ And Social Media Buzz
Jack did not disappoint as he delivered a powerful rendition of ‘Big Balls’ from AC/DC’s 1976 album ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.’ The performance was made even more memorable with Fiona, the Foo Fighters’ drum technician, executing a commando roll off stage as the song concluded.
Earlier in the concert, Grohl recalled Foo Fighters’ 2011 show at Western Springs, where Tenacious D, featuring Black, had been a supporting act. This moment of nostalgia set the tone for the night’s collaboration. The surprise appearance of the actor quickly became a social media sensation, with attendees sharing their excitement and amazement online. One fan wrote on X:
“I couldn’t stop shock-laughing at the wild Jack Black appearance at the Foos.”
Another one added:
“High energy, rolly pollies – no notes.”
Josh Freese’s New Role And Experiences
The Auckland concert marked the first of three performances by the Foo Fighters in New Zealand for the month. This concert series is particularly notable as it features the band’s new drummer, Josh Freese, and follows the rescheduling of their 2022 tour dates due to the passing of their former drummer, Taylor Hawkins. Freese shared his experiences playing alongside Grohl in a social media post, saying:
“By the way, playing drums behind one of the world’s greatest guitarists is a total trip. Surprisingly not nerve-wracking but really just inspiring and fun. And that’s the truth, Ruth.”
Foo Fighters are set to continue their global journey with scheduled shows in the UK and the US. Their ‘Everything or Nothing at All’ 2024 U.S. tour is slated to begin in New York at Citi Field and will continue with an August show in Oregon at Portland’s Providence Park Soccer Stadium.
Watch Black’s performance below.