Dave Grohl Invites Fan to Play Drums During Foo Fighters Gig

It’s been an interesting week for big-name artists inviting fans up on stage to perform before the whole crowd.

July 6: U2 invites a U2 tribute band up on stage to play “Desire” in Toronto.

July 7: U2 enlists a woman named Stephanie to play guitar on two songs.

July 9: Dave Grohl brings up a 6 year-old girl attending her first rock concert and allows here to watch with his mom, Ginny, from the side of the stage.

July 9: Dave Grohl sees a guy holding a sign asking if he could play drums on a song because it was his birthday.  Well, guess what? Best. Eighteenth Birthday. Ever.

Oh, and Dave is now playing guitarist solos with his broken foot.

Too bad about the bad weather in Quebec City that forced the band to cut their show short after four songs.


Alan Cross

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5 thoughts on “Dave Grohl Invites Fan to Play Drums During Foo Fighters Gig

  • Alan Cross, you have some errors in your story. Dave Grohl invited my 7 year old son named Zeppelin on stage to sit with his mother, Monday night July 6th. He is a boy and it was his 26th rock show not first concert ever. My husband and I along with our son enjoyed an epic night!!!! U can check it out here fast forward to 5:30 and you will see Dave inviting US on stage. Thank you, Zeppelins Mom

  • Just that you have written July 9th, that it was a little girl Dave invited on stage to sit with his mother, it was a boy and his name is Zeppelin and he’s 7. Also, it wasn’t his 1st concert, more like 26 concerts. I just figured you would like to know the actual facts about the story if you are going to write about it.

  • Alan is correct. It is an omission, not an error. If you look at the date, he is referring to the July 9th concert in Toronto, not July 6th. I was at that show (still on a high from seeing them)

    and it was, indeed, a 6 year old girl he brought up on stage.

  • I see that now…whoops lol. He only wrote about what happened in Canada. By chance do you have the video of the little girl getting called up? What an awesome experience.


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