The Foo Fighters honored AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young at their show Saturday night in Mexico City with a raucous version of the band’s “Let There Be Rock.”
With Malcolm’s photo looking out over the audience from the giant video screen behind the stage, Dave Grohl shouted, “Do you love rock and roll? Tonight, we’re gonna play some rock and roll for you! We’re gonna play some rock and roll for Malcolm Young.”
Earlier in the day, Grohl posted on the Foos’ Instagram: “37 years ago, my friend Larry Hinkle and I went to see a midnight movie on a Friday night at the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. It was 1980. We were 11 years old. The movie was Let There Be Rock and it changed my life. That film, a live AC/DC performance from Paris 1979, is everything that live rock and roll should be — sweaty, loose, loud. A relentless performance from the perfect band. It was the first time I lost control to music. The first time I wanted to be in a band. I didn’t want to play my guitar anymore, I wanted to smash it. Thank you, Malcolm for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing control to your rock and roll. I will do just that tonight, for you.”
Malcolm was 64 and had been suffering from dementia.
Here’s the Video. Enjoy! \m/