Foo Fighters cover The Vaselines’ ‘Molly’s Lips’ for the first time – watch

Grohl and co serve up a cover version in Edinburgh

Foo Fighters played a live version of cult Scottish band The Vaselines’ ‘Molly’s Lips’, a track famously covered by Nirvana on their ‘Incesticide’ album.

The track was played at a show in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, last night (September 9) and appears to have been an impromptu decision, with the performance kicking off midway through Dave Grohl’s band introductions.

Grohl had got as a far as introducing Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear, who kicked into the riff, prompting the rest of the band to join in.


Dave Grohl has been playing much of the current tour on a throne-style chair after he broke his leg during a show in Sweden and was subsequently forced to pull out of headlining Glastonbury Festival early as a result.

Grohl recently called the throne the “star of the show”, telling the Hollywood Reporter: “It has a drink holder. Do I stop using it when I can just stand there? Or do I stop using it when I can jump and run around like I used to, or do I keep it for fucking ever?”

The Murrayfield set also featured brief cover snippets of Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’, Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ and Big Country track ‘Fields Of Fire’.

See a fan-recorded clip of ‘Molly’s Lips’ below: