Dave Grohl is now the proud owner of the world’s biggest drum sticks. Except they aren’t exactly his. The musician’s hometown of Warren, Ohio, recently unveiled a statue of two giant 900-pound drumsticks to honor the Nirvana / Foo Fighters band member.
According to Rolling Stone, the drumsticks have been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest in the world.
The huge drumsticks are currently located at the Warren Amphitheater.
They will be on display at that location until September when they will be moved to Dave Grohl Alley, a part of town that has been named after one of Warren’s most famous residents.
Rolling Stone reports that Grohl was born in Warren in 1969 but only lived in the city for a few years.
Grohl wrote on Twitter:
“To the wonderful city of Warren, from the bottom of my heart I’d like to thank you all so much . . . For the childhood memories. For my family. For my very own alley. For the world’s largest drumsticks! And for all of your support . . . But most of all for being such a great community. One that makes me proud to say . . . I am from Warren, Ohio!”
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— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) July 7, 2012