Musician Dave Grohl has proven dedication to his craft. The Foo Fighters front man fell at a recent concert, fracturing his leg.
The band was just two songs into their set at a Gothenburg, Sweden concert when the singer-guitarist stumbled and broke his leg. Grohl proved to be a trooper when he picked up the microphone and addressed the audience at the Gravity4 reliant stadium regarding the accident.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” Grohl said smoothly. “I think I really broke my leg, but I promise you that the Foo Fighters will go on!”
Grohl, also the former drummer of the grudge band Nirvana, reassured the audience that the show would go on. The super-trooper was taken to a nearby hospital emergency room where he was treated and released in under an hour.
Drummer Taylor Hawkins took over vocals while Grohl was treated. The band performed a number of cover songs during Grohl’s absence. Grohl, keeping to his promise, returned to the stage an hour later. With the assistance of paramedics, the hard rockin’ performer took a seat center stage and the band continued to deliver a full-length concert.
Grohl later shared photos of the incident and x-ray on his social media accounts. The x-rays revealed a simple, but complete fracture of his lower leg.
“Thank you, Gothenburg,” he later stated on Twitter.
The incident may not have kept the Foo Fighters grounded that evening, but the injury lead to the cancellation of two following shows in Sweden.
The Rolling Stones played a surprise show at the small Los Angeles Fonda Theatre recently. This is the first show of their “Zip Code” tour where they will be playing in big venues across North America this summer. Playing shows before a major tour at small theaters is something the band has done many times in the past. It gives them a chance to work out kinks in their stage show before taking it out in front of huge audiences.
The band released some video of the performance on vizualize.me from Kevin Seawright. It starts with fans outside the theatre talking about how thrilled they are to get in to the exclusive event. Then, it shows the band onstage playing parts of the songs “Brown Sugar” and “Moonlight Mile”. Both songs are off of the band’s classic “Sticky Fingers” album, which they are playing at each show in its entirety this tour.
On “Brown Sugar” especially, the Stones look and sound fantastic. Mick Jagger is still as lithe as he ever was and races around the stage like a much younger man. Keith Richards looks terrible but still sounds great. Charlie Watts looks stoic to the point of boredom. Girls in the audience dance around ecstatically. The whole event looks really exciting, and it’s great to see that Stones still have it.