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DAVE GROHL TO BE HONORED WITH GIANT DRUMSTICKS IN HOMETOWN

7/5/2012

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's hometown of Warren, Ohio has constructed two drumsticks out of giant poplar logs, each weighing 900 pounds, in honor of its favorite son and the former Nirvana drummer. According to the Youngstown News, the sticks, which also feature newly etched feathers that mimic the musician's tattoos, will be unveiled at the Warren Amphitheatre in between two acts at the River Rock on the Amp concert series this coming Saturday night (July 7th).

The drumsticks are thought to be the largest in the world, and will remain at the Warren Amphitheatre until the final show of the season in September.

After that, they'll be moved to Dave Grohl Alley, the downtown street renamed after the artist in 2009.

Although Grohl was born in Warren, he grew up primarily in Virginia. When he returned to Warren for the alley dedication in 2009, he stated that most of his family lived in the Niles, Youngstown and Warren areas.

Foo Fighters were last seen performing as the backup band for Mick Jagger on last month's season finale of Saturday Night Live.

The group next plays San Francisco's Outside Lands festival in early August before trekking over to Europe.

Grohl has been working on his documentary Sound City, about the legendary Los Angeles recording studio, which should premiere in early 2013.


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