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Kid who played Metallica with Foo Fighters in 2018 has a message for Dave Grohl

The young rocker has a thank you letter for Grohl.

Anyone remember back in 2018 when Dave Grohl brought a 10 year old up on stage to perform a Metallica song during a Foo Fighters gig? 

If you don’t remember, let us rejog your memory of one of the coolest things that can happen to a young rock fan. 

Back in 2018, 10-year-old Collier Cash was watching a Foo Fighters gig in Kansas City, when Grohl invited him up onstage to play something. When asked by Grohl what he knew how to play on guitar, Cash responded, “a lot of Metallica songs.”

The young rocker then launched into ‘Enter Sandman’ on Grohl’s guitar and absolutely nailed it. 

It’s now been four years since Cash’s epic on-stage experience, and the now-14-year-old has recently re-shared the clip with his recollection of the experience. 

“My name is Collier Cash and 4 years ago today Dave Grohl changed my life,” the clip explains.

"When the FF came back out out for their encore, I asked Dave if I could play," he says. "I was 10 years old. Who does that? Lets a 10 year old on stage? Dave Grohl does."

“They had already played all the FF songs I knew by that time, so I picked Metallica. And he rolled with it. Taylor jumped in and they let me play Metallica WITH THE Foo Fighters. (Like Pat Smear is behind me. OMG.)”

He continues, “All I want to do is play music. I left that night and haven't stopped playing. I have had a lot of cool opportunities to play since then. I have gained a ton of mentors in music who I respect a lot. I'm in HS Marching Band & Jazz Band Go Marching Cougars & Drumline.”

“Most importantly I was able to use this money to raise a ton of money for children's charities & my best friend Bo. I've had a TY note for Dave sitting here for a long time and would love to get it to him. The ripple effect from this one moment was huge. 

“TY to Dave, Taylor, Pat, Rami, Chris, and Nate for allowing me to share your stage. I'll have this memory forever. Now go out into the world and try to be more like the Foo Fighters today.”

The young rocker doesn’t just play guitar though - he also plays drums and bass. Back in June last year, he was lucky enough to meet Tool drummer Danny Carey. 

It’s safe to say that Cash is living out all of our childhood/ teenage dreams - and it’s pretty epic to see how that one night with the Foo’s has changed his life forever.