Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has lent his famous rock throne to guitarist Matthew Ramsey of the country music act Old Dominion for Ramsey to use on tour. Ramsey fell off the stage during one of the band’s gigs and is on crutches, but can still perform live thanks to having the throne on the road with him.
Ramsey said, “So many jokes were thrown around about using Dave Grohl’s throne, finally we just decided to ask and see what happened. I’m sure Dave didn’t know that when he created this thing, everyone would want to use it. But, it has been an honor to sit on, and more importantly, it’s allowing us to keep the show on the road. Our fans are truly grateful. We owe him big for that.”
Grohl himself debuted the throne in the summer of 2015, after he fell off the stage and broke his leg during a concert in Sweden. Grohl was unable to walk or run for several months as a result of that injury, so he performed a large stretch of Foo Fighters shows on the massive light-up throne constructed for him by the Foos' road crew.
Grohl told us a while back how he came up with the throne: “You know when you're a kid and you're in school, you sit in class and you draw instruments and stages and stuff like that in your notebook. It's the exact same thing. If you see the photo, it's like, it looks like I did it when I was in seventh grade. And it actually happened.”
The Foos frontman later ended up loaning the throne to Axl Rose after the Guns N' Roses singer broke his foot right at the start of that band's “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour in April 2016, forcing Rose to perform the first portion of the trek while seated.