If there’s any band out there whose onstage antics are constantly something to write home about, it’s the Foo Fighters. Now, the rockers have performed a cover of a Metallica classic with a show-stealing ten-year-old.
Just last week, fans of the Foo Fighters were treated to a Nirvana reunion of sorts at the band’s Cal Jam 18 Fest. Featuring bassist Krist Novoselic, as well as Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McAuley on vocals, the group played a six-song encore that well and truly left fans feeling as though they’d seen something special.
However, while it seems like that might have been hard to top, it appeared to be no big deal to the Foo Fighters, who teamed up with a young fan to deliver a cover of a ’90s classic.
Performing in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday night, the group kicked off their encore by bringing a ten-year-old fan named Collier Rule onto the stage.
“What songs do you know?” asked Dave Grohl, before Collier simply states, “I know a lot of Metallica songs.”
After wondering aloud if he actually knows any Metallica songs himself, Dave Grohl gave Collier his guitar, before the youngster started ripping into a cover of ‘Enter Sandman’ backed by Taylor Hawkins on drums.
Grabbing the microphone, Dave Grohl put on his best James Hetfield impression, calling it quits after the first chorus stating, “That’s all we know, he knows more than we do!”
After performing a few moments of other Metallica tracks like ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’ and ‘Wherever I May Roam’, Collier called it quits and watched on as his idol addressed the crowd.
“I know Ed Sheeran is playing down the street tonight, but he ain’t got nothing on Collier,” exclaimed Dave Grohl before sending Collier back to the grandstand with his guitar in hand. “If I see that shit on eBay next week, I’m gonna find you, Collier.”
While this isn’t the first time we’ve seen superfans perform tracks with the Foo Fighters (who could forget KISS guy?), young Collier is undoubtedly one young fan we’ll be jealous of for quite some time.