David Grohl & the Foo Fighters Troll Westboro Baptist Church (Again)

We already knew Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters were some seriously cool cats. Just last year, for example, they released one song per night of Hanukkah, each originally performed by a Jewish artist.

But they’ve just reminded us of their coolness by trolling the hateful Westboro Baptist Church – which was picketing their concert – by performing for them a cover of the Bee Gees’s Saturday Night Fever-associated hit, “You Should Be Dancing.”

According to Vanity Fair:

This is not the first time Grohl has crossed swords with this particular hate group. In 2011 the WBC’s late founder, Fred Phelps, called their music “hell-bound and hedonistic,” and called for a picket at their Kansas City, Missouri show. Fighting back, the band got on a flatbed truck and trolled them with a dopey tune “Keep’ It Clean (Hot Buns)”

In 2015, something similar happened, but this time the Foo Fighters fought back with Rick Astley’s “we fooled you!” anthem “Never Gonna Give You Up.” (What’s nice about this story is that it led to a meet-up and friendship between the group and Astley, who have since performed together.)

Legends!

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