At last week’s Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Mo., Grohl thrilled the Sprint Center audience by inviting a 10-year-old fan named Collier onto the stage to riff with the legendary rock band. In classic Grohl fashion, the affable rocker asked Collier if he played guitar.
When Collier answered yes, Grohl asked him what songs he knew. Responding that he knew Metallica songs, Grohl and his new friend Collier launched into a rousing rendition of the classic hit “Enter Sandman.”
Grohl let Collier take the lead with the opening chords before the rest of the band joined in the fun. The epic moment culminated with Grohl telling Collier to go ahead and keep the guitar since the tour was almost over. Grohl then jokingly warned the boy that it was better not to see the instrument for sale on eBay.
The surprise performance quickly went viral. As well as praising his natural musical abilities, online comments praised the boy’s stage presence, confidence and mastery of the guitar. Grohl also received a large number of compliments for his willingness to take a chance and get the boy on stage.
As a father himself, Grohl has been praised for demonstrating the human side of rockers.