Watch a Foo Fighters Fan Named Lauren Shred “Monkey Wrench” Alongside the Band at Their Kansas Concert


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Thursday night’s Foo Fighters concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas, had it all. Before the show even happened, Dave Grohl and the guys delivered a little bit of disco to some gathered protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church, who showed up to express their disdain for rock and roll, the devil, and so forth. Click here for more on that.

When it came time for the concert, Grohl and his band delivered another rousing set of hits, covers, a few fan favorites and more. For “Monkey Wrench,” one of the band’s enduring ’90s hits from 1997’s The Colour And The Shape, Grohl invited a young fan, Lauren, onstage to lend a hand on guitar duties.

From just a few seconds of watching, it’s pretty clear she knows her stuff. Grohl leads her through how to accentuate the performance of the song, which ordinarily gets stretched out a bit during Foo Fighters gigs for maximum entertainment value (he calls this “Arena Rock 101” in his live tutorial). He also gives her on-the-job training on rock star poses, a key element of any gig of this size.

But Lauren wasn’t phased by any of this — not the thrill of the experience in the first place, let alone the changing-around of the song itself.

She was ready to rock:

This excellent band-and-fan moment comes on the heels of a similar experience with Green Day and a fan named Clay on the Hella Mega Tour recently. He joined them in Atlanta and was so impressive that front man Billie Joe Armstrong let him stick around to play on “Basket Case,” which wasn’t the original plan:

It’s great having concerts back in our lives, isn’t it?

After the video of her team-up with the band went viral, Lauren reflected on the experience in a social media post:

In addition to the antics above, the Foo Fighters have a handful of upcoming tour dates on the docket, a resumed tour itinerary that makes up for their postponed 25th anniversary gigs that had been planned for last year. The upcoming gigs include an Aug. 26 show at the Forum in Los Angeles, a rescheduled version of their July 17 gig that was pushed back due to COVID-19-related issues in the band’s inner circle.

This proper touring schedule marks the band’s first since the release of Medicine at Midnight, the Foos’ at times adventurous new studio album that was released in February 2021.


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