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Dave Grohl’s Guest List: 21 Amazing Musical Cameos

The Foo Fighters frontman has drummed, played guitar and sang with everyone from Puff Daddy to Paul McCartney

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Dave Grohl has guest-starred with everyone from Puff Daddy to David Bowie. Here are his 21 of his best cameo appearances.

Katarina Benzova

Since the early Nineties, Dave Grohl has played in a few little-known bands like Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, directed a documentary about Los Angeles’ famed Sound City Studios, created a TV series for HBO and even rocked the Acropolis. But that evidently hasn’t been enough for the hyper-energetic multi-instrumentalist, who has also guest-starred with dozens of artists, drumming for Tom Petty, helping Puff Daddy remix his biggest hit, playing the devil for Tenacious D and squared off against the Muppets’ Animal. Here are 21 of our favorite Grohl cameos.

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Guns N’ Roses, “Paradise City” (2017)

After Nirvana feuded with Guns N’ Roses in the early Nineties, the two camps reached a détente in the years after Kurt Cobain’s death. In 2016, Axl Rose borrowed Grohl’s custom throne – which he’d built after he broke his leg onstage – for a run of gigs after the GN’R singer injured his foot. The band welcomed Grohl onstage at the Tulsa, Oklahoma, date of its Not in This Lifetime Tour the next year for a rendition of “Paradise City,” which found Grohl singing and playing guitar. When he came onstage, he tried to join bassist Duff McKagan on his mic, but the bassist showed him that he had his own stand. Once in position, he sang along and bashed away at his guitar until the end when he gave Axl Rose a big hug.

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