Dave Grohl Sings with High School Rival


Story by Anne Erickson

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made good with an old high school rival at a recent show

We already knew Dave Grohl was one of the coolest guys on the planet, but this makes him even cooler. Before Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana or frontman for Foo Fighters, he was a typical kid with a band in Virginia. During his high school days, Grohl took part in a battle of the bands, but didn’t win. Instead, a kid in his class called Chet Lott won.

Lott was at Foo Fighters’ show in Memphis last week, and Grohl found out. In typical Grohl nice guy tradition, he decided to make good with Lott and invite him onstage.

When the Foo Fighters launched into their cover of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure,” Grohl had Lott come onstage and sing with the Foos. During the set, Lott told Grohl, “We may have won the battle, but you won the war.” Fan-shot footage of the exchange is up on YouTube.

Lott is currently a musician and has used his talents to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Lott is also the son of former Senate Majority leader Trent Lott.

Foo Fighters will wrap up their North American tour in support of their latest studio album, “Sonic Highways,” on Oct. 18 in Castaic, California.



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