Dave Grohl upstaged by 8-year-old drummer 'Little Fonzie'

Little Fonzie onstage with Foo Fighters

Following last month's episode in Austin, Texas, when audience member Yayo "Kiss Guy" Sanchez clambered onstage and proceeded to blast his way through the Foo Fighters 1997 hit Monkey Wrench, Dave Grohl has been upstaged again. 

The latest incident took place last weekend at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. All tour, Foos fans have been holding signs aloft, requesting invitations to join the band onstage, and the latest – dubbed "Little Fonzie" by Dave Grohl in honour of his stylish leather jacket and be-quiffed hair – was an eight-year-old sitting on his father's shoulders. 

After clambering onstage, our hero made his way to the drum kit and started to solo. And, with applause ringing through the arena, he carried on. And on. And on. 

"Hey Little Fonzie, can I have my concert back?" Grohl pleaded after his second attempt to halt the miniature sticksman in his tracks. "We're not a daycare," added drummer Taylor Hawkins, clearly eager to return to his kit. After finally backing away from the equipment, Little Fonzie was lured backstage with the promise of a Coca-Cola.

After this experience, it's unclear whether The Foo Fighters will persevere in their habit of inviting audience members onstage. 

"Okay, you guys, no more signs," Grohl told the crowd. "No more 'We wanna jam with the Foos,' because you're never gonna fucking get better than Little Fonzie. He just smoked your ass!"

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.