Dave Grohl Invited His High School Musical Rival On Stage To Sing ‘Under Pressure’

10.09.15 3 years ago

Dave Grohl is basically the Taylor Swift of rock music when it comes to bringing special guests up onstage. His previous guests have included his surgeon, Haim, Stevie Nicks, and even one lucky fan to sing “Tom Sawyer.” This past Wednesday night in Memphis was no different, as the Foo Fighters frontman brought up his arch nemesis, Chet Lott, to perform Queen’s and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.”

Oh, you don’t know who Chet Lott is?  Well, more than 30 years ago at Thomas Jefferson High School’s ninth grade Battle of the Bands, Lott’s band defeated Grohl’s. That loss certainly didn’t affect Grohl too much, considering he went on to join Nirvana and then years later formed Foo Fighters. There must be something about that high school, though, because Chet Lott also went on to pursue a music career. The singer has released three albums and has also helped raise more than $125,000 for victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Chapter of the American Red Cross through his CD sales and concerts.

After the “Under Pressure” performance, Lott told the 1983 Battle of the Bands runner-up, “I may have won the battle, but you won the war.” Very good point.

(via Consequence of Sound)

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