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Dave Grohl’s Birthday Party

Dave Grohl Birthday Show Forum

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By now you’ve all heard that The JetSet Family was personally invited to Dave Grohl’s big birthday bash that went down this past Saturday night at The Forum. Then again, you would’ve had to have been living under a rock or on another planet perhaps, if you haven’t heard all about the shenanigans our beloved Foo Fighters pulled off. I mean after all, it’s all over Facebook, every news outlet, and all of the social media platforms are saturated with the laundry list of guest performers that showed up.

Dave Grohl Birthday Party Balloon Drop

Dave hinted about this “big birthday bash at The Forum” between sips of champagne, and dancing in the crowd with fans, during the private show at The Roxy last November. But we had no idea it was going to be this grand. And we had no flipping’ clue his buds were going to show up and jam: Paul Stanley (KISS), Jack Black + Kyle Gass (Tenacious D), Slash (Guns N Roses), Alice Cooper, Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Trombone Shorty, David Lee Roth (Van Halen) and Mr. Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead).

Paul Stanley

“I started to call everyone I knew to come play tonight. And then I started to call everyone I didn’t know, and asked them to play. The next guy [David Lee Roth] is basically on my bucket list. And tonight I’m crossing it off.” – Dave Grohl

Now that’s a party.

David Lee Roth

Friends of Dave

It’s like an exclusive club or something. I swear the man’s contact list is cornucopia of goodness featuring the holy trinity and inner sanctums of rock and roll royalty and beyond. I mean whether it is President Obama, or Prince Harry – there were celeb sightings every few feet. From Ewan McGregor and Tom DeLonge (Blink 182), to Benjamin Bratt, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, and only the greatest TV host of all time, Mr. Jeff Probst of Survivor (find out what Jeff Probst tells Jimmy Fallon about his time in Hawaii with Dave Grohl and Adam Levine and the best prank ever!) Everyone loves Dave Grohl. And with good reason.

Tenacious D + Slash

It’s good to be a Foo fan

I’ve been a fan of music since I could walk. And I’ve been a loyal fan to many bands. However, out of all of them, I’ve never seen a band give back to the fans as much as the Foo Fighters. Surprise shows, shows inside fan’s garages, outrageous guest performers, and even record stores on Record Store Day. I mean, c’mon…how rad is that?

Perry Farrell

I’ll never understand those who grump about Dave, his supposed ego, ticket prices ($63 was not bad for a three-hour, 30+ song line-up like this,) and blah, blah, blah. You don’t like him? Simple. Don’t listen. But the music is only a fraction of the big scheme of things. The shows are a blast. It’s more of a party, or throw back to the good old days. Even in a venue as big as The Forum, with flippin’ runways, it felt more like a kegger than a rock show.

Lemmy Kilmister

Oh, and did I mention that $10 of every ticket was donated to one of three charities? Even those on the guest list were asked to pay $10 per ticket. That’s $175,000 raised just at this show.

Trombone Shorty

She’s on the list.

I still can’t believe this was JetSet Kiddo’s first Foo Fighters show. Yes, she stood in line and bought her own ticket for #BeatTheBots, but this time, she was on the Foo Fighters guest list for the show and after party. What other 8 year old can say that not only they saw the best rockers in the world perform on one stage, but mingled with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars at The Forum Club? She has no idea of the magnitude right now, but in 20 years, she’s going to know how big this night really was. 

Dave Grohl Birthday Party Forum

The mile-long setlist

Detroit Rock City (KISS) with Paul Stanley : Do You Love Me? (KISS) with Paul Stanley : All My Life : Rope : The Pretender : My Hero : Happy Birthday with Jack Black : Tie Your Mother Down (Queen) with Slash + Tenacious D : Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) with Slash + Tenacious D : Congregation : Walk : School’s Out with Alice Cooper : I’m Eighteen with Alice Cooper : Cold Day in the Sun : Monkey Wrench : Two Headed Dog (Roky Erickson) with Nick Oliveri : Learn to Fly : White Limo : Arlandria : NIB (Black Sabbath) with Zakk Wylde : Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath) with Zakk Wylde : Time Like These : Outside : Mountain Song (Jane’s Addiction) with Perry Farrell : Miss You (The Rolling Stones) with Perry Farrell : Something From Nothing : This Is a Call : Jam with Trombone Shorty : Best of You : Panama (Van Halen) with David Lee Roth : Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love (Van Halen) with David Lee Roth : Everlong : Let It Rock (Chuck Berry) with Lemmy Kilmister, Slash and Zakk Wylde

Dave Grohl's Birthday by Brantley Gutierrez

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Photo credits: Brantley Gutierrez 

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11 COMMENTS
  • Travel Blogger January 15, 2015

    Oh my gosh that looks like so much fun! I would love to have attended.

  • Carlee C January 15, 2015

    THAT would have been awesome to see in person! I love his voice and have enjoyed listening to him since Nirvana.

  • Daisy January 15, 2015

    That looks like a lot of fun. I wish that I could have been there. I’m a big fan!

  • Rebecca Swenor January 16, 2015

    Sounds like it was an amazing time indeed. I would have loved to have been there with all that talent. What a wonderful treat everyone had for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marianne January 16, 2015

    This was just an incredible show! I’m so lucky to have scored tickets. The special guests just kept coming. Foo Fighters are the best band out there today and the best band to see live. They love what they do and this comes across in their music and their shows and the do so much for the fans. They are humble, fun, talented and just pain cool. Dave Grohl sure does know how to throw a party!

  • Liz Mays January 16, 2015

    Now THAT is a party! I love Dave Grohl and clearly a heck of a lot of people do. He had some awesome people celebrating with him!

  • Chelley @ AisForAdelaide January 16, 2015

    That’s the most epic party ever! So cool!!!

  • Melanie January 21, 2015

    What an incredible experience. Looks like you had a blast. So much fun!

  • Ashley March 9, 2016

    This is the coolest thing I have ever read! I love Dave Grohl he seems like such an awesome guy!

  • oooh love the foo fighters!! 😀 It’s my husband’s dream to meet dave grohl

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