Foo Fighters Protest Westboro Baptist Church Via Song

Hot on the heels of lots of people hating Foo Fighters for not being punk in the comments of our Nirvana piece, the multi-platinum rock band turned around and did something entirely punk rock, and admirable to boot. On August 30 in Kansas City, the WBC had called for a picket of a Foo Fighters show, presumably because they are gay-friendly (oh, and this video of the band members taking a shower together, naked, for the song "Hot Buns," which is awesome). But the Foos had a little surprise up their sleeves: they rolled up on a flatbed truck and parked it right in front of a line of white people holding "God Hates Fags" signs, and proceeded to counter-protest with a country song about acceptance. We're a little disappointed they didn't make out at the end (some of the Foos are married; maybe they have a thing about monogamy). Either way, good job. Watch the whole thing below, via Spin Magazine.

(In semi-related, bands-and-progressives news: on September 26, Radiohead will air an hourlong special of the Colbert Report. Colbert, feeling competitive with Jon Stewart, who will air an interview with surviving Nirvana members on September 24 or Sirius? Maybe, maybe not, but we are not mad at how this is going.)

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at September 19, 2011, 7:22am

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