On Thursday, as the Westboro Baptist Church picketed outside the band’s show in Bonner Springs, Kansas, the Foo Fighters — dressed in all white as their ’70s alter-egos, the Dee Gees — drove by in a flatbed truck while performing the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, I got something to say. Because you know what? I love you,” Grohl said. “The way I look at it, I love everybody. That’s what you’re supposed to do… I deliver all of my love, and you shouldn’t be hating. You should be dancing.”
Dave Grohl & The Foo Fighters trolled the Westboro Baptist Church outside their concert in Kansas tonight. PLAYING DISCO. pic.twitter.com/Ci2yh1M7QR
— talkie (@Talkie86) August 6, 2021
The Foos’ take on the Bee Gees’ dance classic is featured on the band’s latest musical venture, “Dee Gees / Hail Satin,” which is half disco covers and half live cuts from “Medicine at Midnight.”
The Foo Fighters’ feud with the right-wing bigots of the Westboro Baptist Church — who occupy a spot on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of hate groups — has gone on for nearly a decade. The homophobic, anti-semitic and islamophobic organization first protested outside the band’s shows in 2011, to which the Foo Fighters responded with a cheeky performance of the song “Keep It Clean,” which features the lyric: “Think I’m in the mood for some hot-man muffins.”
The band also used the song in their homoerotic tour announcement video, titled “Hot Buns,” which features the naked band members taking a bare-bottomed shower together, sharing soap and all. Watch the not safe for work video here.