Fan Asks To Play Drums On Foo Fighters’ ‘Under Pressure’ Cover & Band Obliges

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Update

  • Oct 19, 2017 • 8:00 am PDT

    JamBase chatted with Pierce Edge, who happens to be a big fan of jam acts. Head here for our chat with the 19-year-old drummer about his big night.

Foo Fighters fan and University Of South Carolina student Pierce Tracy Edge attended the band’s Concrete & Gold tour stop at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday night. Pierce brought along a sign he held up all night asking to play drums for Foo Fighters on a cover of “Under Pressure” by Queen & David Bowie. Dave Grohl & Co. finally obliged towards the end of the evening and Pierce crushed his role behind the kit.

The band treated South Carolina fans to a 22-song main set followed by an encore of “Dirty Water,” “Under Pressure” and “Everlong.” Grohl and his band had not planned to perform “Under Pressure” until they saw Pierce in the audience as the cover wasn’t on the stage setlist. Dave brought up Pierce for the penultimate song of the night and introduced him to the crowd. The drummer said “Go Cocks!” in reference to UofSC’s Gamecocks leading Grohl to retort, “I thought you were saying something else.” The Foos frontman gave Edge a chance to get behind the kit and warned “don’t shit the bed in your hometown.”

Grohl asked Pierce for an example of his playing to which the youngster played a short and impressive drum solo. The drummer then kicked into “Under Pressure” to which Dave responded, “look at the balls on this kid!” Pierce handled the drum parts of the cover to near perfection and won roars of approval from the audience. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was tasked with singing Freddie Mercury’s vocals on “Under Pressure.” After Edge took a selfie with Grohl, Dave had enough and told Pierce to “get the fuck off my stage.”

Here’s Pierce’s photos from the experience:

Watch Pierce’s crazy experience playing drums for Foo Fighters:

Setlist

Foo Fighters at Colonial Life Arena

  • Run
  • All My Life
  • Learn to Fly
  • The Pretender
  • The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  • Something From Nothing
  • Walk
  • Rope  
  • Sunday Rain
  • My Hero  
  • These Days
  • Let It Die
  • Enough Space
  • White Limo
  • Arlandria
  • Times Like These  
  • Breakout
  • Make It Right
  • Skin and Bones
  • Rock Lobster / 52 Girls / Blitzkrieg Bop  
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Best of You
Encore
  • Dirty Water
  • Under Pressure  
  • Everlong
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