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WTF! The Foo Fighters merged Van Halen with John Lennon and the result is outstanding

The talented lads in Foo Fighters, probably the biggest stalwart of rock n’ roll mainstream, have created a singular mashup of Lennon’s Imagine with Van Halen’s Jump during a recent band rehearsal. Surprisingly, it actually works.

Currently on the road in South America, Foo Fighters is preparing for a packed 2018 that will take them through a string of shows in the US before they start a run of European and UK gigs in the summer.

During one of their rehearsals, the band played a cover of John Lennon’s seminal piece Imagine, sung with the lyrics of 80’s hymn Jump from Van Halen.

They posted the unorthodox mix on Twitter over the weekend, raking in more than 8000 likes and 2000 retweets.

Dave Grohl performs it so naturally that, if you didn’t know the songs previously, you could almost believe this is a proper tune in its own right.

The band recently announced their lineup of supporting acts for their upcoming European tour, which include Wolf Alice, Slaves, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, and The Kills.

Foo Fighters recently took home the award for Best International group at the 2018 BRIT Awards, where they performed The Sky Is A Neighbourhood on top of a full-scale house built on the stage. The song is the second single from their latest studio album, Concrete and Gold.

An emotional Grohl said when he received the accolade: “Thank you very much for this award. This means a lot to us because we’ve been coming to the UK for 20-some years now. We’ve always considered this place a second home. You’ve been the best audience in the world. You taught us how to be a band, so thank you very much for this award.”

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