Dave Grohl’s guitar from Foo Fighters’ ‘Monkey Wrench’ video up for auction

The guitar played by Dave Grohl in the Foo Fighters’ “Monkey Wrench” video is going up for auction next month.

The Gretsch White Falcon guitar is expected to fetch £30,000 when it goes on sale at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire on September 7.

The guitar was originally owned by Pat Smear, Grohl’s bandmate in Foo Fighters and Nirvana, and was featured on Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut album The Color and the Shape.

Next to the guitar in the list is a Polaroid photo taken by Smear of Drew Barrymore playing the guitar.

Auctioneer Luke Hobbs said: “This is a very exciting guitar as it is one of the few belonging to the Foo Fighters, arguably the biggest rock band in the world, to go to public auction.

“‘Monkey Wrench’ was the band’s first single and featured drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died tragically this March.”

He added: “I hope there will be worldwide interest. Being so prominent in the band’s iconic Monkey Wrench video makes it even more appealing to collectors and fans alike.”

Next month, Foo Fighters will pay tribute to late drummer Taylor Hawkins at two special concerts in London and Los Angeles. The Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts will take place at Wembley Stadium on September 3, followed by the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27.

Hawkins, the band’s drummer since 1997, died in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 25. I was 50 years old.

The first line-up of acts for the London show include Liam Gallagher and Mark Ronson, who will be joined by Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, Supergrass, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Wolfgang Van Halen, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders . and many others.

In Los Angeles, meanwhile, Alanis Morissette and Miley Cyrus will perform, as well as members of Queen and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Pink and Nandi Bushell will also perform on both dates.

Last week it was revealed that many new acts including Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, Kesha and Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet will be playing in London, while Los Angeles will hosted by Ulrich, Barker and Grohl. along with Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and others.

It was also announced that both concerts will be broadcast live worldwide on Paramount’s streaming service in the United States and via MTV’s YouTube channel worldwide. More information here.

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