Foo Fighters Cover the Vaselines’ ‘Molly’s Lips’ More Than 20 Years After Nirvana
Last night (Sept. 8), as Dave Grohl introduced his bandmates during a concert in Edinburgh, the Foo Fighters launched into a cover of the Vaselines’ “Molly’s Lips.” It was the first time the Foos ever covered the song, which was once a Nirvana staple. Watch the Foo Fighters’ rendition up above, and then compare it to Nirvana’s version and the original, which can both be found at the bottom of the page.
Nirvana first released their redition of the Vaselines tune on their 1991 split single with their one-time Sub Pop labelmates the Fluid. It later reappeared on the band’s 1992 compilation, Incesticide.
The Foos’ tour has been replete with pleasant surprises. Last weekend, the rockers played a concert in Milton Keynes, England, where they were joined by Queen’s Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones for a cover of “Under Pressure.”
Edinburgh was one in a handful of stops the Foos made in the U.K. after canceling a string of European dates back in June following Grohl’s leg injury. Now, the band will head toward home for another leg of North American shows, starting with a concert in Vancouver on Sept. 11. They have U.S. stops scheduled through Oct. 18 before they head back to Europe to make up the dates canceled earlier this summer. View the Foo Fighters' complete itinerary at the band’s website.