Watch 10-Year-Old Kid Shred Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ With Dave Grohl At Foo Fighters Concert
You never know what kind of surprise you’ll witness at a Foo Fighters concert. Whether it is John Travolta covering Grease, Dave Grohl adopting a fan, or the Foo Fighters’ frontman playing a prank on the crowd. But lately, Foo Fighters shows have been all about bringing fans on stage (As seen here, here, and here) to perform with the great American band. Most recently, a 10-year-old kid who shreds Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”
During the Foo Fighters concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday night, one young rock fan had the opportunity of a lifetime. A 10-year-old kid named Collier looked like a true rockstar as he covered Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” after Grohl invited the young guitarist on stage to play with the band.
“What do you know?” Grohl asked the youngster and Collier replied, “I know a lot of Metallica songs.” Collier completely took the opportunity by the rock horns and crushed it. Not only were his skills on point, but he had incredible stage presence and confidently pranced around the stage while strumming his guitar. Collier continued wowing the crowd by then playing the riff to Metallica’s “Welcome Home (Sanitarium).”
Grohl then took a shot at Ed Sheeran, who was also playing a concert in Kansas City, “Sheeran ain’t got nothing on Collier.”
As if Collier’s dream night couldn’t get any better, it did when Grohl gave the kid one of his guitars. Grohl gave one stern warning to the boy, “If I see that shit on eBay next week, I’m gonna find you, Collier.”
Collier, who is a native of nearby Shawnee, Kansas, is said to have been playing the guitar for two years, practicing before and after school every day.
Is this a gift or a curse? On one hand, he absolutely shredding the guitar with one of the biggest rockstars of all-time to a sold-out crowd. On the other hand, he’ll probably never have a spectacular experience such as this for the rest of his life. Then again, what were any of us doing at 10-years-old that was so extraordinary?