By: Amber Harvey
As if seeing the Rolling Stones play live isn’t privilege enough, fans were in for an unexpected thrill Saturday night (May 18) when Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl made a guest appearance during the band’s second show at the Anaheim Honda Center in California.
The former Nirvana drummer joined the Stones onstage in performing “Bitch,” the highly-energetic, dance-rock number from their 1971 Sticky Fingers LP. In the impassioned play-style we have come to expect from him, Grohl headbanged alongside Keith Richards and even shared a mic with epic frontman Mick Jagger.
According to the Stone’s official set list, Grohl’s appearance came between mega-hits “Wild Horses” and “Shattered,” the second of which was played for the first time since the band’s 50 & Counting tour began in early May.
A special guest appearance was also made by the Stone’s former guitarist Mick Taylor, who jammed out on “Midnight Rambler” and the night’s final number, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
Grohl and Taylor join the diverse list of artists—including Tom Waits, John Mayer, Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry—who have made surprise appearances on the western leg of the Stones’ tour so far.
50 & Counting will continue through the end of June, with set tour dates in Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia, before the Stones return to the UK for massive gigs in Glastonbury and London.
Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters are beginning work on their latest album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light.
For more information on the Rolling Stones tour, visit the band’s website, and head to FooFighters.com for more updates on the band.