Foo Fighters Rock With Drummer From Audience On “Wheels” In Croatian Arena

In a spontaneous moment of musical magic, Foo Fighters invited a random drummer from the crowd to join them onstage during their show at Pula Arena in Croatia. Holding up a sign that read “Taylor if you need a break, I can drum?”, fan Richard Greenbury caught the attention of frontman Dave Grohl, who decided to take him up on the offer.

Despite the lack of preparation, Greenbury, hailing from Manchester, impressed both the band and the audience with his rock-solid drumming on the Foo Fighters’ hit single “Wheels”. Grohl, known for his legendary drumming skills, couldn’t help but be amazed by Greenbury’s performance, even amidst his own spirited stage banter.

As the band launched into “Wheels”, Grohl playfully questioned Greenbury’s drumming abilities, only to be pleasantly surprised by his talent. Throughout the song, Greenbury demonstrated impeccable timing and refined taste, seamlessly navigating the transitions and dynamics of the track.

Grohl’s initial reluctance to give Greenbury a solo quickly dissolved as he recognized the drummer’s prowess. During a singalong section, Grohl encouraged Greenbury to showcase his skills, which he did with flair, elevating the energy of the performance even further.

Reflecting on the experience, Greenbury shared that playing with Foo Fighters inspired him to pursue his own musical journey. He went on to form his own band, Dead Air, and embarked on a successful tour across England and Ireland.

In a heartfelt tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away, Greenbury expressed his admiration for Hawkins’ talent and influence on him as a musician. Despite the bittersweet nature of the memory, Greenbury fondly remembers his brief but impactful moment sharing the stage with one of rock’s greatest bands.

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