Enlarge A bizarre cameo, to be sure.

Video: Gene Simmons Tips Dave Grohl $1 on Stage


At this point in his career, I can’t imagine Dave Grohl has any heroes left that he’s yet to meet. He’s been doing it at a very high level for quite a while, and that’s also, like, his thing, maaaaan… Dave meets everyone, and everyone loves Dave!

But despite last week’s Las Vegas rendezvous likely not being their first encounter, it was a damn good one: Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons joined the Foo Fighters on stage at their December 2 show, if only for a hot moment, passed a crumpled $1 bill to Grohl, then exited stage right. (We don’t know for a fact that the denomination was one dollar; maybe it was a $20? But it’s funnier if it was a dollar!)

The exchange took place when Foos guitarist Chris Shiflett, who likely spotted Simmons standing side stage, started playing the riff from Kiss’s “Calling Dr. Love.” Grohl then all but begged Simmons to show his face, which he did — albeit with a blue surgical mask covering most of it — as he slowly strolled over to Grohl, handed over the cash from a Covid-safe social distance, and then went back to whence he came.

It was a bizarre moment, but a humorous one, and I find myself wondering if there’s some kind of background to the joke. Regardless, the exchange was captured on fan-filmed video and you can watch it below.

Incidentally, Grohl covered Kiss’s “Rock and Roll All Nite” earlier this week as part of his eight-song Hanukkah Sessions cover series with producer Greg Kurstin.

Foo Fighters just announced a North American tour for mid-2022. Dates:

5/14 – The Pavilion at Star Lake – Burgettstown, PA [tickets]
5/20 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park – Raleigh, NC [tickets]
5/24 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC [tickets]
7/17– Citi Field – New York, NY [tickets]
7/19 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY [tickets]
7/22 – Rogers Centre – Toronto, ON [tickets]
7/24 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
7/27 – Maine Savings Amphitheater – Bangor, ME[tickets]
7/29 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC[tickets]
8/1 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN[tickets]
8/3 – U.S. Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN[tickets]
8/6 – Empower Field at Mile High – Denver, CO[tickets]
8/8 – USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT[tickets]
8/10 – Big Sky Events Arena – Big Sky, MT [tickets]
8/13 – T-Mobile Park – Seattle, WA [tickets]
8/18 – Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
8/20 – Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

[via Loudwire]

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