Foo Fighters lead man, and my spirit animal, Dave Grohl, broke his leg during a concert in Sweeden awhile back (he somehow finished the set), and had to cancel a bunch of shows in Europe.
There would be no stopping Uncle Dave from performing at the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary show in Washington DC over the weekend. The Foo Fighters played one of their typical multi-hour, face-melting arena shows with Dave spending most of the set perched on a Thrown of Guitars, which to my knowledge, is the only way to look cool playing a rock show with a broken leg.
It's hard to believe the Foo Fighters have been around for 20 years now. They were one of the first rock bands I fell in love with, and even when they put out middling albums there is alway a song or two that harkens back to Foo FIghters and The Colour and The Shape. For my money, "Everlong" is the best rock song of the last 20 years. Of course Grohl is also known for being one of the best drummers in pop music history, playing for Scream, Nirvana (duh), Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures.
Grohl has become the spokesman for rock and roll over the past couple of years, and while he can sound like a bit of old man when it comes to modern music, and how it's become more synthesized and engineered than ever - his general positive attitude and almost limitless reserves of energy make him impossible not to like. The man also knows his way around a fresh pot of coffee, which I respect.
So cheers to you Dave. Keep doing what you do, and get better soon!