WATCH: Foo Fighters cover three Thin Lizzy classics in tribute to Phil Lynott's 70th birthday
"We love Thin Lizzy so f**king much." One legend honours another.
Right from the opening chords of 'The Pretender', Dave Grohl had the entire RDS in the palm of his hand and once again, the Foo Fighters didn't disappoint during their most recent Irish gig on Wednesday night.
In fact, the inclusion of tracks from their first album like 'This Is A Call,' 'I'll Stick Around,' and 'Big Me' were a very welcome addition as they sat comfortably alongside their more well-known tracks such as 'All My Life' and 'Times Like These'.
How's this for a setlist?
As is the norm with the band, they knew their audience inside out and Taylor Hawkins definitely endeared himself to the Irish crowd by dedicating a thumping drum solo to U2's Larry Mullen. The Foo Fighters drummer was also wearing a U2 t-shirt and even tried singing a few bars of 'Where the Streets Have No Name' too.
Grohl also dedicated 'My Hero' to an Irishman named Freddie Murray - the physiotherapist that helped the singer get back on his feet after he broke his leg on stage.
However, another iconic Irish rock 'n roll band got an even bigger tribute than U2 as Dave Grohl covered three Thin Lizzy classics; 'The Boys Are Back in Town', 'The Rocker,' and 'Jailbreak'.
This week marked the 70th birthday of the iconic Phil Lynott and Grohl remembered him in the best way possible.
Clip via Iain O'C