Dave Grohl revealed to Classic Rock magazine that Axl Rose gifted him a rare and beautiful guitar for lending him his “throne” on tour. Grohl himself debuted the throne in the summer of 2015, after he fell off stage and broke his leg during a Foo Fighters concert in Sweden. Grohl was unable to walk or run for several months as a result of that injury, so he performed a large stretch of Foo Fighters shows on the massive light-up throne constructed for him by the band’s road crew.
The Foos frontman later ended up loaning the throne to Axl Rose after the Guns N’ Roses singer broke his foot right at the start of that band’s “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour in April 2016 — forcing Rose to perform the first portion of the trek while seated.
Grohl told Classic Rock: “So, Axl took it out with Guns N’ Roses, then he took it out with AC/DC, and then all of a sudden I became the guy you come to if you break a limb on tour, like ‘Thrones R Us.'”
Grohl went on to say, “(Afterwards) he had Slash go pick me a guitar. And he picked me an early-’60s Gibson ES-335 Dot, which to this day is the nicest f***ing guitar I have ever played in my life. It was an incredibly kind and classy gesture, and I was very appreciative.”
DID YOU KNOW???
- Guitarist Matthew Ramsey of the country act Old Dominion also used the Dave Grohl “throne” while hobbled on tour.
CHECK IT OUT: Dave Grohl explains the “throne” on August 19th, 2015 live at the Foo Fighters show in St. Louis: