WATCH: Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl covers Motörhead, Thin Lizzy at Ronnie James Dio Tribute
7 May 2019, 21:00
RIDE FOR RONNIE 2019 - all star jam with DAVE GROHL - "Jailbreak" (Thin Lizzy)
The Foo Fighters rocker took part in a star-studded jam for the fifth annual Ride For Ronnie charity gig.
Dave Grohl took to the drums for a surprise appearance over the weekend to cover classic Motörhead and Thin Lizzy tracks.
The Foo Fighters frontman got behind the drum kit for a performance at the fifth annual Ride For Ronnie event on Sunday (5 May), which consists of a motorcycle ride and tribute concert for the late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio.
Watch a clip above which sees the former Nirvana drummer help cover Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak.
The band - which also consisted of Buckcherry's Keith Nelson, Ricky Warwick and Robbie Crane - played a cover of Motörhead's 1979 Bomber single, which is taken from their album of the same name.
Watch them in action below:
DAVE GROHL, RICKY WARWICK, KEITH NELSON, ROBERT CRANE “BOMBER” RIDE FOR RONNIE 2019
According to Rolling Stone, Grohl's appearance was very much impromptu and only came about when he bumped into a fan at a “grocery store” who asked if he was going, to which he reportedly replied: "Now I am."
Ronnie James Dio, who is known for his involvement in bands such as Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell, passed away in 2019 after losing his battle with stomach cancer in 2009.
The event - which was first created in 2015 to to raise funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund - begins with a motorcycle ride in Glendale, California and ends in Los Encinos Park, culminating in a live show.
Watch Dave Grohl cover Metallica's Enter Sandman with a young fan: