Foo Fighters invited Dave Grohl’s 8-year-old daughter on stage to perform with them in Iceland on Friday night (16th June).
The rock giants were midway through their headline set at Secret Solstice Festival in Laugardalur Park, Reykjavik when drummer Taylor Hawkins announced they are set to be joined by a very special guest.
With Dave feigning that he didn’t know about the guest spot, Taylor said: “Her name is Harper and she wants to come up here and play – her name is Harper Grohl actually which is crazy as she has the same last name as you. Harper can you come up here and play a little rock gig for us please?”
Dave added: “Hold on a second, Harper what you doing?! About two weeks ago my daughter said ‘Daddy I want to play the drums’. And I said ‘Okay you want me to teach you?’ and she said ‘yes.’
“And then I said ‘Do you want to get up in front of 20,000 people in Iceland and play?’ And she said ‘yes’. So ladies and gentlemen, welcome the next generation – there’s another Grohl on the drum set now and this is the first song she learned.”
With Harper taking Taylor’s seat, the band then played a cover of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ with Dave offering his daughter reassurance by facing her for the entire performance:
Elsewhere, the set featured the live debut of ‘Run’ and a song called ‘Lah Di Da’ plus the first outing of ‘The Sky In a Neighbourhood’ with a full band – Dave and Taylor previously performed an acoustic version of the track at James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar’s Acoustic-4-A-Cure charity concert in San Francisco last month.
You can see fan-filmed footage of all three live debuts below.
The Foo Fighters setlist at Secret Solstice Festival was as follows:
All My Life
Times Like These
Run (live debut)
Learn to Fly
Another One Bites the Dust (Queen cover) (Snippet)
We Will Rock You (Queen cover) (Harper Grohl on the drums)
Cold Day in the Sun
The Sky Is a Neighborhood (live debut with full band)
Lah Di Da (live debut)
Best of You