Man invited on stage after crying at Foo Fighters gig ‘felt emo’ following mother’s recent death

Man calls into US radio station to talk about his experience

The man who joined Foo Fighters on stage after being spotted crying at a gig of theirs has revealed he was in tears because he recently lost his mother.

As reported, Dave Grohl and his bandmates were playing a show at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Colorado on August 16 when the singer saw a man named Anthony crying in the audience during a rendition of ‘My Hero’.

Stopping the song to address the fan and invited him onto the stage to finish it with him. Speaking at the time Grohl said: “Don’t cry, motherfucker, I know you’re drunk, don’t cry… I love you man, look at you, holy shit.”


The story was being discussed on US radio station yesterday (August 18) when a man claiming to be Anthony called the station. After a brief chat to establish he was who he said he was, the DJ then spoke to him about the night he temporarily joined Foo Fighters.

Explaining how he was feeling at the gig, Anthony said: “My mum died about six months ago and I just got back from Europe putting her in her crypt. “He (Grohl) started singing it and I felt all emo.”

Unafraid to admit he was crying, Anthony was however keen to establish the fact that he was not drunk on the night; though he may have been stoned. “I was dead sober,” he said. “I don’t drink. I might have had a little Colorado green but I’m not a drinker.”

“I was crying, I’m not afriad to cry,” Anthony added. “I started getting all teared up. I was trying to hide from him.”

Watch the moment in the video below.


The band have brought members of the audience onstage to perform on a number of occasions in recent months, inviting a fan up to cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ in Edmonton on August 13.

Last month the band invited Anthony Bifolchi to play drums on ‘Big Me’ at a gig in Toronto.

In May, Foo Fighters also brought an eight-year-old fan onstage to duet on ‘Times Like These’ at Old Trafford after Grohl spotted him singing the 2002 single.