A 10-year-old boy was invited on stage by Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl, and absolutely smashed a Metallica cover.
Collier Cash Rule attended the Foo Fighter’s concert in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday (October 12), where Grohl asked the young fan if he knew how to play guitar.
Collier explained he did, and made Foo Fighters fans and band members laugh when he revealed he knew a lot of Metallica songs.
In a video, filmed by another member of the audience, the 10-year-old musician launched into the opening riff of Metallica’s Enter Sandman, playing alongside the band.
Check out the video here:
Grohl sang along as Collier rocked the stage with the guitar. Despite the fact there were probably thousands of people at the gig, Collier didn’t seem phased and looked like a natural as he covered the song.
The Foo Fighters singer interrupted Enter Sandman to ask if the youngster knew any other Metallica songs, to which he explained he knew Welcome Home (Sanitarium).
Without needing any persuasion, Collier began playing again, making Grohl laugh and fall to his knees as if to praise the talented young boy.
After Collier finished showcasing his guitar-playing skills, Grohl pointed to the instrument and asked the 10-year-old if he’d like to keep the guitar, making the young boy’s face light up and the crowd erupt in cheers.
You want that? You want it? The tour’s almost over, I might as well give him my guitar.
The singer sent the guest performer off to his mum before adding:
If I see that sh*t on eBay next week I’m gonna find you!
Collier was clearly overjoyed with his experience – which he later shared on Instagram – revealing he’d been playing his new guitar late into the next morning.
That’s me up there. Can’t believe I got to do this. @foofighters #davegrohl thank you so much for everything. [sic]
I am working hard everyday on the guitar and bass. I played your guitar until my mom made me go to bed at 3am.
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That’s me up there. Can’t believe I got to do this. @foofighters #davegrohl thank you so much for everything. I am working hard everyday on the guitar and bass. I played your guitar until my mom made me go to bed at 3am. @metallica @papa_het_ @kirkhammett @larsulrich @robtrujillo hope I made you guys proud. I saw you in STL last year and my mom is taking me to Wichita next year to see you. I can slay seek and destroy. Wish I would have played that. @mike_inez_official will you show @jerrycantrell and tell him I listened. I made sure to keep it fun 🎸🤘🏻 @sprintcenter awesome!! Thank you to my awesome mom @jendlugolecki for taking me to all of these shows. #foofighters #davegrohl #taylorhawkins #patsmear #metallica #jameshetfield #papahet #larsulrich #kirkhammett #roberttrujillo #rocknroll #ididthat 🙌🏻🎸🤘🏻. See the whole thing on my mom’s Facebook – Jennifer Dlugolecki- it’s 5 minutes 🤘🏻🤘🏻 https://www.facebook.com/1146396020/posts/10212933496589271/
Well, at least Grohl can be assured the guitar didn’t go straight on eBay.
Collier’s post was shared on the Foo Fighters’ Instagram page, with the caption:
lookout world. Next generation of rockers coming soon to an arena near you! Thanks Collier! [sic]
Foo Fighters fans loved the scene, with many sharing their love for Collier and the band on social media.
One person wrote:
The video of @foofighters playing Metallica with 10 yr old Collier on Friday is the purest thing on the internet right now. And yeah, I know how odd that sounds. Well done, guys. [sic]
Another concert attendee added:
It was so cool to witness this. Collier was awesome, the Foo Fighters were awesome, and Dave Grohl is the best front man of this generation.
So awesome that Dave gave him his guitar. Something Collier will never forget.
A third posted:
Did Dave Grohl really just give his guitar to that kid who played Metallica?? And the kid got to keep it?? [sic]
That’s f**king awesome!! Kudos to Collier! Well done! [sic]
I’m sure that’s an experience Collier’s never going to forget!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.