Dave Grohl holds a questionable distinction at BottleRock Napa Valley.
The leader of the Foo Fighters now holds the record for breaking the festival curfew at 10 p.m. most often.
Grohl set the record on the second day (Saturday, September 4) of this year’s festival, when he took the stage during the headlining Guns N ‘Roses encore, and then helped Axl Rose and the company make vibrate “Paradise City” just after curfew.
For their efforts, of course, the organizers unplugged the musicians – halfway through – and let them sway in relative silence on stage.
This is the second time this has happened to Grohl. The first came in 2017, when the Foo Fighters blew up the curfew with the hit “Everlong”. Organizers unplugged Grohl and his group, but they continued to walk away.
This type of curfew violation and the corresponding shutdown of power to the main stage has become a part of BottleRock history and tradition over the years.
As it stands, organizers have ended four acts of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for curfew reasons.
Besides GNR and the Foo Fighters, this also happened to modern rock giants The Cure in 2014 and great singer-songwriter Neil Young in 2019.
But Grohl is the only one to have had it twice.
Will he try to do it three times?
We’ll find out when the Foo Fighters headline BottleRock Napa Valley on Sunday night.
Grohl has also announced that he will perform a special Hanukkah-themed acoustic set at 2:45 p.m. Sunday. The announcement a few hours before the performance, via the Foo Fighters Twitter account.
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– Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 5, 2021