Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl jammed on Metallica’s crowd-pleaser “Enter Sandman” with 10-year-old guitarist Collier in Kansas City. The rock legend invited the schoolboy up on stage to play with him and late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at the show.
Young Collier confidently played several riffs from “Enter Sandman” on Grohl’s guitar. The frontman meanwhile did his best James Hetfield impression on the mic and Hawkins slammed the iconic drum part, as you can hear below.
At the show, Grohl encourages Collier to play a few more Metallica songs, and the young boy takes a shot at the intros to “Welcome Home Sanitarium” and “Wherever I May Roam”. The 2018 performance is quite poignant for Foo Fighters fans, as it took place just a few short years before Hawkins’ was found dead in his hotel room while on tour in Bogotá, Colombia.
10-year-old Collier was quite a hit with fans and the video has gained 11 million views. Foo Fighters are known for inviting young fans up to play, and you can hear the band playing their classic “Everlong” in the video below with 11-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell, which attracted 12 million views.
Dave Grohl, known for being Nirvana’s drummer as well as for fronting the Foos, has made no secret for his adulation of Metallica over the years. In fact he even told Far Out Magazine that he’d love to work with the band, saying “There’s a lot of people I’d love to play with. I have my fantasy bands, I’m just waiting for Metallica to call. I love being a drummer, ‘cos to me I’m a drummer who’s pretending to be a singer-songwriter.”
“Enter Sandman” is the obvious choice to jam on at a stadium show, as the song remains Metallica’s biggest hit, having racked up 1.1 billion streams on Spotify, being the only song from the metal legends to have surpassed one billion streams on the platform. The song was the lead single from Metallica’s 1991 self-titled album and helped drive the album to a 16x Platinum certification in the US. The album remains the band’s most popular record and also features “Wherever I May Roam”, which was played by Collier in the video above, as the fourth single. If you would like to see more from Foo Fighters, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel or follow them on Facebook.