Foo Fighters Surprise Fans At Metallica Concert

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Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins showed up at Metallica’s show in Milwaukee on Tuesday night and were filmed backstage. Grohl mentioned that the Foo Fighters also film themselves onstage before encores as fans watch, but that he first saw Metallica do it on the black album tour. Watch video below.

Dave Grohl discussed his Metallica fandom in a 2015 Creative Loafing interview.

Are there any Record Store Day releases that you’re stoked about this year?

I hear that Metallica is releasing their first demo tape — on cassette — and that is fucking rad! I bought the first Metallica album on cassette from a mail-order catalog in 1983. I had never heard of them. I didn’t know anything about them other than they had a cool name, and the description said “thrash metal.” I didn’t even know what that meant. I had listened to tons of punk rock music, and I loved Motörhead, but thrash metal? That sounded scary and cool. So I sent them my $6 or $7 and a couple weeks later I get this tape in the mail. It was Kill ‘Em All and it blew my fucking mind. I will be a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die because of that experience. It was like someone had sent me the Holy Grail. I was like, “Ahhh! This is so killer!”

So when I heard they were releasing their first demo I thought, “Kick ass! And it’s on a cassette, too!” That’s going to be a lot of fun.

And it’s Metallica when Dave Mustaine was in the band.

Yeah, that’s amazing. And what’s really great is that you have one of the biggest bands in the world sharing those early experiences with a whole new generation of fans, which is important and cool.