Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Gets His Own Alley in Ohio Hometown

July 31st, 2009 by Shirley Halperin Leave a reply »

In 2006, Oklahoma City named an alley after its favorite freaky sons the Flaming Lips, last month it was announced that Run-DMC will lay claim to the corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue in Queens when it’s rechristened “Run-DMC JMJ Way,” and this Saturday, the city of Warren, Ohio, will honor Dave Grohl with a street of his own. According to local Website" target="blank">Trib Today, Grohl is expected to show for the festivities and has apparently requested an acoustic guitar and two drum kits be provided as part of his one-day rider.

The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer was born in Warren and still has family in the area, though he moved to Alexandria, Virginia, at a very young age. Late last year, the Warren city council successfully petitioned to rename downtown’s Market Alley “David Grohl Alley,” and in honor of the dedication, the town is hosting a week-long “Music is Art” festival. It’s also invited local artists to paint murals along the alley walls in a tribute to Grohl’s musical career (see pics here).

The naming ceremony, which serves as the festival’s finale, is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Go to for more info.


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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