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10-Year-Old Collier Played “Enter Sandman” Onstage With Dave Grohl At A Foo Fighters Concert

At a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Dave Grohl, the band’s lead singer, brought a young talent to the spotlight. Ten-year-old Collier had the chance of a lifetime to strum the chords of Metallica’s hit “Enter Sandman” alongside Grohl. The stage was set for a memorable collaboration with Grohl handling the vocals and Taylor Hawkins, the band’s now-deceased drummer, accompanying them on drums. Their performance can be experienced through the link provided:

During the event, Grohl, ever the encourager, nudged Collier to extend his repertoire, prompting the preteen to venture into the opening riffs of other Metallica classics like “Welcome Home Sanitarium” and “Wherever I May Roam.” This moment from 2018 holds a special place in the hearts of Foo Fighters enthusiasts, especially in light of Hawkins’ untimely death in Bogotá, Colombia.

The young guitarist’s skills didn’t go unnoticed, as the video of his performance soared to over 11 million views. The Foo Fighters have a tradition of welcoming young devotees to join them on stage, a sentiment echoed in another viral video where 11-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell performs their hit “Everlong,” amassing 12 million views.

Grohl’s own musical journey as the drummer for Nirvana and the frontman for the Foo Fighters has been marked by a clear reverence for Metallica’s artistry. He has openly shared his desire to collaborate with them, as revealed in an interview with Far Out Magazine. Grohl confessed his dream of jamming with the metal giants, highlighting his true essence as a drummer at heart.

“Enter Sandman” stands out as a quintessential anthem for rock concerts, further cemented by its success as Metallica’s most streamed song, achieving over a billion streams on Spotify alone. The track’s prominence was pivotal in catapulting Metallica’s eponymous 1991 album to astronomical success, evidenced by its 16x Platinum status in the United States. Collier’s performance of “Wherever I May Roam,” also from this best-selling album, resonates with fans as the legacy of the album continues.

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