Dave Grohl gave fans at the Harley-Davidson anniversary celebration in Milwaukee a surprise when he joined “70s dirt rock cover band” Chevy Metal on stage.
Grohl joked that the band needed someone who likes to talk between sets, but didn’t mention that Chevy Metal drummer and vocalist Taylor Hawkins is a fellow Foo Fighter.
Some fans may have had an inkling of the surprise performance. Earlier in the day Grohl had posted on his Facebook page that he was in Milwaukee, one of the 100,000 people from across the globe who came for the weekend celebration of Harley Davidson’s 110th anniversary.
With Dave Grohl on stage, the band performed a number of cover songs, including “Panama” by Van Halen and “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones.
It seems that Grohl just loves playing live, whatever the venue and whatever the band. Earlier this month it was revealed that he’s a member of Ghost, a mysterious rock band that plays high-energy shows while wearing elaborate costumes and masks.
The band, who refer to themselves as Nameless Ghouls, has been playing together since 2008 but have worked hard to keep their identities hidden.
“I think we’ve been able to sustain our thing so far because there hasn’t been that kind of level of interest in the band,” one of the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost recently said. “That will change. It’s something of a paradox. To go further as a band doesn’t run parallel with being anonymous.”
That anonymity fell apart this month, when Jack Osbourne interviewed one of the members and pressed him if Dave Grohl had played with the band.
“As a matter of fact he has,” the Nameless Ghoul said. “I can’t really… but underneath that cloak it was Dave Grohl.”
Dave Grohl wasn’t the only famous rocker to stop in to the Harley Davidson festival. While Chevy Metal played, rock legend Joan Jett watched inconspicuously from backstage.