When Dave Grohl revealed himself sitting on a Foo Fighters throne for the band’s July 4th show in DC, many people were impressed. Not only did Grohl make a return after just recently breaking his leg, but he also rocked the hell out of RFK. And if there was one thing to thank for all of it, it would be the epic throne.
Forged in the haze of a legendary drug induced fit of lunacy, the throne has paid off for Grohl, the Foos, and the band’s many fans. Grohl had a chat with EW about the effect the throne has had on the band, revealing that it has truly been a blessing:
“The shows we’ve been doing lately are our favorite shows that we’ve ever done,” Grohl tells EW on a day off from touring in Canada. “What seemed like a setback at the time has turned into this beautiful blessing in disguise, where this throne and these crutches and these audiences make us play longer and harder than we ever have. It’s this whole new energy in the show…
“I think the spontaneity of this situation we’re in right now just brings out a smile in everyone.”
And don’t think Grohl didn’t talk about the creation of the throne at all. His description of the thing is damn near perfect, talking about going from a bare bones rock and roll band to lord of the space punks from atop his guitar throne:
“The idea of the throne is just f–king ridiculous, especially for a band that has never relied on any kind of production at all,” he says. “We usually just put the amps on the stage, turn on the lights, and play. Now we’ve got this throne that shoots lights and smoke out of it and looks like a f–king UFO with guitar necks stuck in it.”
I want my own throne. Any throne really. I’m going to go pour glue and glitter all over my toilet and, when I call 911 because I’m an idiot, I’ll tell them Dave Grohl inspired me to do it. Then they’ll know exactly what I mean as the hoist me and my toilet out of my tiny bathroom.