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Geezer Butler joins Foo Fighters on stage to perform Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’

Foo Fighters invited the Black Sabbath legend on stage in his hometown of Birmingham.

Foo Fighters were joined by Black Sabbath legend Geezer Butler at their recent UK show, to perform Sabbath’s iconic tune ‘Paranoid.’

The Foos are touring the UK at the moment on their Everything or Nothing At All Tour, and stopped off at Birmingham’s Villa Park on Thursday night (June 27) to play a 27-song-set. 

17 songs into their show, Dave Grohl shared the news with fans that the local legend would be taking the stage. 

"He's never seen a concert here. He's never played a concert here. So we thought, something special for us and hopefully it's special for him too, we'd invite him out to come play a song with us,” Grohl said.

“Ladies and gentlemen, Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath is coming on stage tonight,” he continued, before Butler took the stage while throwing the devil horns. “Let’s say it again, Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath!”

After some cheering from the crowd, Grohl posed the question, “So, why not? Let’s do a song with Geezer? What do you say Chris [Shiflett]?”

The Foos and Butler then ripped into the Black Sabbath tune, with Grohl channelling his inner Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer of course nailing the bass which he borrowed from Nate Mendel, and at one point, Grohl standing behind Butler while doing the ‘we’re not worthy’ bowing gesture. 

Geezer didn’t say a word to the crowd the whole time but definitely had an epic presence, and Grohl looked like he was having the time of his life. 

Following the performance, Butler took to Instagram to share his thanks to The Foos for inviting him onstage.

Sharing a carousel of images, he wrote the caption: "When I was invited to see Foo Fighters at Villa Park, I couldn’t resist. It was so great to play in that venue…my life long football team’s stadium. Cheers to the entire Foo Fighters camp. The best. Extra shout out to @natemendel for lending his bass."

Such an epic watch - have a look of fan-shot-footage up top.