Dave Grohl has a special guitar to play during Foo Fighters set over the weekend at the Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium.
Grohl was presented by Studio Brussel with a Gibson ES-335 guitar signed by fans as a promotion and presented to Grohl before the show. Grohl took the instrument on stage with him that night to play "Monkey Wrench" and told the crowd that, "Today something happened to me that's never happened before. Usually, someone comes up to me and they're like, 'Will you sign my f***ing guitar?' and I'm like, 'OK,' and I sign their guitar, but you know what I got today? I got a f***ing guitar signed by all the f***ing Foo Fighters fans. Look at that! I got my own guitar, so I'm gonna play it."
For most music fans, a guitar signed by a rockstar is the ultimate memorabilium. But to surprise Dave Grohl, Belgian radio station Studio Brussel turned this practice around. It asked festivalgoers at Rock Werchter to put their autograph on a guitar, which was then given to Grohl.
The Foos wrap up their European tour on Friday (July 7) and have dates in Asia and Europe during August, with a North American tour kicking off October 7 at Cal Jam in San Bernardino, Calif. The group's new album, Concrete & Gold, comes out September 15.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.