10-year-old hijacks Foo Fighters show with his Metallica licks
Even Dave Grohl hadn't anticipated what would follow when he asked the 10-year-old from Kansas City: "Do you play the guitar Collier?"
Foo Fighters are notorious for inviting audience members to jam with them live, but even Dave Grohl would not have anticipated what went down at the Sprint Centre in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of their Concrete And Gold tour recently.
10-year-old Collier took to the stage sporting a Foo Fighters T-shirt, and Grohl may have under-estimated his guest, as he asked him a wee bit condescendingly, "Do you play the guitar Collier?"
"What songs do you know?"
The young fan replies: “I know a lot of Metallica songs.”
This was met with raucous applause from the audience and band alike, and Grohl asks him if he wanted to do a Metallica song.
The Foos then joined the 10-year-old in playing 'Enter Sandman'. Collier, then launched into the intro for 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)' and 'Wherever I May Roam.'
This isn't the first time a "minor" talent has upstaged the Foos at their own concert. In May, during the same tour in Nashville, Tennessee, an 8-year-old Venezuelan boy dubbed "Little Fonzie" (thanks to the kid's tiny leather jacket and 50s hairdo) took to the stage to jam with the Foos.
As CoS points out, inviting children onstage to flaunt their musical skills isn’t a new thing for the band, but never before has one of these children sought to hijack the show in the manner of "Little Fonzie", who took to the drum kit with full vigor.
After playing a quick solo and getting a huge wave of approval from the crowd, "Little Fonzie" decided an encore was due. Meanwhile, Grohl and company marveled at Fonzie’s audacity, with Grohl joking, “He's still going... Hey Little Fonzie, can I have my concert back?”
As far as Colliers was concerned, he received high praise from Grohl and his guitar as well. “I tell you what. I know Ed Sheeran’s playing down the street tonight, but he ain’t got nothing on Collier.” As for the guitar, he added: “If I see that s**t on eBay next week, I’m gonna find you!”
We sincerely hope Colliers refrains from hawking away the guitar, and look forward to seeing more of him in the musical realm.