Dave Grohl called Foo Fighters’ June 2008 performance at Wembley Stadium “the greatest fucking night in the band’s life,” and for good reason. Riding high following the release of 2007’s Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Grohl and co. cemented their place as one of rock’s all-time greatest bands with two sold-out concerts at the London stadium, featuring audiences of 85,000-plus.
It was the second of the two nights that proved most special, however. “We knew from the beginning this wasn’t going to be any other show,” Grohl commented before welcoming John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page to the stage. With Grohl on drums and Taylor Hawkins handling lead vocals, Led Zeppelin’s founding members proceeded to perform “Rock and Roll” and “Ramble On”.
It proved not only to be the definitive moment of Foo’s career, but the closest thing we’ve seen to a Zeppelin reunion ever since. Revisit the historic moment below.