This is neat. Foo Fighters honcho and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is set to be feted by his hometown of Warren, Ohio this weekend with the unveiling of two 900-pound drumsticks.
I guess keys to the city was just too passé for the guy who made music videos fun again.
The gigantic sticks have been carved from poplar logs and will go on display Saturday at the town's Warren Amphitheater, reports Rolling Stone. In September they will be moved to Dave Grohl Alley, the street that was dedicated to the musician in 2009.
No word on whether Grohl will attend the unveiling, though it's possible he might show up, as the Foo Fighters' next gig isn't until August, as RS notes.
Meanwhile, as the NME reports, the soundtrack for Grohl's documentary on Sound City Studios – aptly titled Sound City - is set to be finished this autumn. Super-producer and Garbage drummer Butch Vig revealed on Twitter that he had been back in the studio with Grohl and former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic working on tracks for the film.
Grohl is currently working on the film, which pays tribute to the studio complex where numerous classic albums including Nirvana's Nevermind (hence the inspiration) plus Slipknot's Iowa, and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours among countless other classics were recorded.
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and Queens of The Stone Age's Josh Homme are among the contributors.