Nielsen took part in a rendition of “Ain’t That a Shame” at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Foos frontman Dave Grohl took over the drum kit for the Fats Domino song, which Cheap Trick have been playing live for decades. As Grohl led a holding intro section, drummer Taylor Hawkins moved to lead vocals, telling the crowd about “one of the greatest bands that ever walked the fucking planet Earth … they’re called fucking Cheap Trick.”
“Are you fucking familiar with Cheap Trick?” he asked. “If you’re familiar with Cheap Trick, you’re familiar with this fucking guy. His name’s Rick fucking Nielsen. Look at that!” At the end of the song, Nielsen opened his jacket to reveal he was wearing the headline band’s T-shirt, saying simply “Foo Fighters!” to the audience.
You can watch their performance below. MORE