[photogallerylink id=39461 align=left]Before their scheduled set opening for [lastfm]Foo Fighters[/lastfm] in Salt Lake City last night, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cage the Elephant[/lastfm] drummer Jared Champion suffered a ruptured appendix. The band still took to the stage, however, and made it a very memorable evening when Dave Grohl sat in on drums for the last five songs of their set.
[photogallerylink id=66431 align=left]According to the Salt Lake Tribune:
[Cage the Elephant] singer Matthew Shultz told the crowd that drummer Jared Champion had been hospitalized for a burst appendix, so the band seemed tentative as a substitute drummer began their set. But the band and crowd got a spark when Grohl surprisingly sat behind the drum kit and played the last five songs of the opener’s set, with Shultz remarking that it was “one of those moments I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.”
Grohl showed he was a vital cog in two of the three bands that performed, by emoting and sweating and running and pounding and skipping, and even duck-walking. For a rock fan it was, well, nirvana.
Read the full review from the Salt Lake Tribune.