July 9, 2012 16:52

Dave Grohl's giant drumsticks break world record

Former Nirvana sticksman also hails his community for huge honour

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Two 900 pound drumsticks have been unveiled in honour of Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana sticksman Dave Grohl.

The gigantic sticks, carved from poplar logs, went on display on Saturday (July 7) in his hometown of Warren, Ohio's Amphitheatre. In September they will be moved to Dave Grohl Alley, which was dedicated to the musician in 2009.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the giant drumsticks have broken the Guinness World Record. You can watch footage of the drumsticks being crafted below.

Grohl posted a message on his Twitter page following the unveiling. He said:

To the wonderful city of Warren, from the bottom of my heart I'd like to thank you all so much. For the childhood memories. For my family. For my very own alley. For the world's largest drumsticks! And for all of your support. But most of all for being such a great community. One that makes me proud to say I am from Warren, Ohio!


The Foo Fighters frontman was born in Warren in 1969 but his family moved to the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. when he was a young child.

Earlier this year, Jack White got into a spat with the Guinness World Records after he believed he and former White Stripes bandmate Meg White held the record for the shortest concert in history after they performed one single note and a clash of the cymbal at a stop in Newfoundland, Canada, but were denied their place in the record books by the company.


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