Old Dominion Borrows ‘Rock Throne’ From Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl
Healing leg or no healing leg, the show must go on. After Old Dominion frontman Matthew Ramsey learned he would have to undergo surgery to address an old leg injury, the group was forced to postpone three stops on their 2019 Make it Sweet Tour.
When Old Dominion returned to the stage at the end of February, however, Ramsey's leg still hadn't fully recuperated from surgery. Fortunately, the group had a little high-profile help from legendary rock group the Foo Fighters.
As it happens, the Foos have also faced the problem of how to perform after a bandmate suffers a leg injury. After the rock band's frontman Dave Grohl fell offstage and broke his leg during a 2015 show, the band fashioned a custom-made "rock throne" so that they could continue to tour.
Grohl has long since recovered, but the throne got another chance to rock during a recent Old Dominion show, when the country group borrowed it to help support Ramsey's healing leg.
"Sittin' but rockin'," Old Dominion write in an Instagram post of Ramsey playing guitar while sitting on the throne, a crutch by his side. During the show, the group also led the crowd in a cheer thanking Grohl for letting them borrow the throne.
It isn't the first time that Grohl's throne has come to the rescue of another artist. In 2016, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose also borrowed the throne for a show in Las Vegas after he broke his foot. Transporting the massive metal chair is no small task, and after its stint on the road with Guns N' Roses, the group's production manager admitted that the throne had had to be returned to the Foo Fighters "in pieces."
Fortunately for Grohl -- and for any artists who suffer leg injuries while touring in the future -- the throne seems to have been restored to its former glory. The chair served its intended purpose seamlessly during Old Dominion's show.
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