Foo Fighters surprise guest in Birmingham thrills Villa Park crowd as Dave Grohl welcomes 'legend'

It was a brilliant night for fans of Foo Fighters as Dave Grohl and his band of extraordinary musicians took to the stage at Villa Park Stadium. The band were in town for the final night of the UK leg of their tour and, to celebrate, they gave Birmingham a night they wouldn't forget.

Not only did the Foos bring a blinding 25-song set to their adoring fans, but there was a special surprise mid-way through as Dave teased a special guest 'who grew up three streets away from here' but that had 'never played' at the football ground. Fans erupted as he announced: "Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath is going to come out!"

The roaring welcome for the bassist as he joined the Foo Fighters was deafening and the sing-along to Black Sabbath hit Paranoid was a highlight from a night filled with them. It was a real thrill for fans of heavy metal in its very homeland.

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Geezer Butler, 74, looked delighted to be on stage in Aston, though he offered no words to his fellow Brummies as he let his bass do the talking. Dave Grohl picked up Ozzy Osbourne's vocals and it sounded brilliant.

You can read our full review of Foo Fighters' Birmingham gig here. Not only did Geezer Butler make a guest appearance, but late drummer Taylor Hawkins' son, 17-year-old Shane, came out to play with the band.