Dave Grohl's invitation to 10-year-old Collier Cash to perform on stage with the Foo Fighters in 2018 may have transformed the young guitarist's life.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters just might have changed the life of a talented young guitarist after letting him on stage to perform. According to Billboard, iconic American rock band Foo Fighters were touring Kansas City back in 2018 when a 10-year-old boy named Collier Cash was invited up on stage by Grohl during the band's Friday night concert. Cash, who is now a teenager forging his path in the world of rock and roll, was asked by Grohl if he could play an instrument and if so, did he know any songs.
Cash came prepared for this very moment. "I know a lot of Metallica songs," the youngster replied to which, Grohl was visibly amused. "Do you wanna do a Metallica song?" Grohl asked the kid once again and Cash agreed as the Foo Fighters frontman wondered if he himself knew a lot of Metallica songs or not. As soon as Cash gets a hold of an electric guitar handed over to him, the wonder kid straight up starts strumming the intro of 'Enter Sandman,' a popular and well-recognized track by Metallica.
Foo Fighters' drummer late Taylor Hawkins recognized the notes and joined Cash on his drums immediately. Grohl grabs the mic to belt out the lyrics in the best way possible. Meanwhile, Cash walks around the stage, confidently playing the guitar and winning over the crowd as they join in to sing along with the chorus of the song. A single moment opened several doors of opportunities for the little kid with big dreams. The members of the band were so impressed by Cash that they ended up giving the guitar to him after the song concluded.
Cash posted about the life-changing moment from 2018 on his viral Instagram post which garnered over 3 million views so far. Celebrating the fourth year anniversary of sharing the stage with Foo Fighters, Cash addressed what happened after his explosive stage performance. "I was 10 years old. Who does that? Let's a 10-year-old on stage? Dave Grohl does! All I want to do is play music. I left that night and haven't stopped playing," the overlay texts in his viral video read. "I have had a lot of cool opportunities to play since then. I have gained a ton of mentors in music who I respect a lot. I'm in HS Marching Band & Jazz Band Go Marching Cougars & Drumline."
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"Most importantly, I was able to use this money to raise a ton of money for children's charities & my best friend Bo," Cash adds in his video. "I've had a thank you note for Dave sitting here for a long time and would love to get it to him. The ripple effect from this one moment was huge. I'll have this memory forever. Now go out into the world and try to be more like the Foo Fighters today." He concluded by thanking the members of Foo Fighters for what they did for him just by letting Cash share their stage.
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According to KMBC News, Cash's mother revealed post the concert that her son has been playing guitar for about two years and he makes sure to practice every day before and after school. Cash's Instagram account shows the viewers enough about his successful journey so far and has plenty of videos where the teenager can be seen playing gigs in clubs and on stage. Rest assured, this talented kid has a bright future ahead as a guitarist.