'Foo Fighters' legend Dave Grohl takes a break from tour to help feed the homeless

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By James Kay

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Dave Grohl has taken a break from touring to help feed the homeless - showing once again that he is one of the nicest men in music.

The Foo Fighters have been touring Australia with their most recent shows being in Melbourne and Sydney before they head to Brisbane next week.

Amidst their demanding tour schedule, Grohl surprised volunteers at The Big Umbrella Foundation in Melbourne by joining them for a shift on Friday morning.

Despite the looming Sydney performance the following day, Grohl dedicated his time to distributing meals at Federation Square.

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Dave Grohl has spent his time in between shows supporting a charity. Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty

The Big Umbrella, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Justin Dickinson, received a helping hand from the renowned musician, according to the Courier Mail.

Melbourne rock icon Michael Gudinski, closely associated with the organization, played a pivotal role in establishing "MG’s Kitchen" in Brunswick during the pandemic, where over the past decade, the charity has delivered an impressive 320,000 meals and rescued 492 tonnes of food.

This isn't the first time that Grohl has dedicated his time to helping those less fortunate than himself, as earlier this year he was out cooking for the homeless.

 

Collaborating with The Hope Mission, the rockstar hosted a barbecue feast for 450 homeless individuals in Los Angeles, as reported by TMZ.

Grohl dedicated a whopping 16 hours to the cause, personally overseeing the cooking of ribs, pork butt, brisket, cabbage, coleslaw, and beans.

Images obtained by TMZ reveal Grohl's hands-on approach throughout the cooking process, showcasing talents that extend beyond music. Notably, the musician even took a nap on-site, showing his commitment to the cause. It's also worth noting that he reportedly funded the event.

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Grohl is no stranger to helping those less fortunate than himself. Credit: Simone Joyner/Getty

As the BBQ unfolded, Grohl continued to be actively involved, not only in the kitchen but also in serving the dishes alongside the rest of the team.

In total, the barbecue event catered to 450 homeless guests, accompanied by 50 members of staff.

Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters' current tour marks their return to Australia since the tragic passing of bandmate Taylor Hawkins last year.

During Monday night's performance, Grohl paid heartfelt tribute to the late drummer, expressing that every time he sees a bird, he is reminded of Hawkins, who tragically died at the age of 50 during the band's South American tour in March 2022.

"Every time I see a bird fly by, I think of that guy," Grohl shared with the crowd, highlighting the impact Hawkins had on the band.

The band understandably canceled their upcoming shows following the tragedy but arranged two tribute concerts in Los Angeles and London which were attended by a host of stars.

Taking to Instagram, the band outlined how they would be moving forward without Hawkins. Their statement read: "As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us."

They continued: "Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together.

"A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music."

Featured image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty

'Foo Fighters' legend Dave Grohl takes a break from tour to help feed the homeless

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Dave Grohl has taken a break from touring to help feed the homeless - showing once again that he is one of the nicest men in music.

The Foo Fighters have been touring Australia with their most recent shows being in Melbourne and Sydney before they head to Brisbane next week.

Amidst their demanding tour schedule, Grohl surprised volunteers at The Big Umbrella Foundation in Melbourne by joining them for a shift on Friday morning.

Despite the looming Sydney performance the following day, Grohl dedicated his time to distributing meals at Federation Square.

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Dave Grohl has spent his time in between shows supporting a charity. Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty

The Big Umbrella, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Justin Dickinson, received a helping hand from the renowned musician, according to the Courier Mail.

Melbourne rock icon Michael Gudinski, closely associated with the organization, played a pivotal role in establishing "MG’s Kitchen" in Brunswick during the pandemic, where over the past decade, the charity has delivered an impressive 320,000 meals and rescued 492 tonnes of food.

This isn't the first time that Grohl has dedicated his time to helping those less fortunate than himself, as earlier this year he was out cooking for the homeless.

 

Collaborating with The Hope Mission, the rockstar hosted a barbecue feast for 450 homeless individuals in Los Angeles, as reported by TMZ.

Grohl dedicated a whopping 16 hours to the cause, personally overseeing the cooking of ribs, pork butt, brisket, cabbage, coleslaw, and beans.

Images obtained by TMZ reveal Grohl's hands-on approach throughout the cooking process, showcasing talents that extend beyond music. Notably, the musician even took a nap on-site, showing his commitment to the cause. It's also worth noting that he reportedly funded the event.

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Grohl is no stranger to helping those less fortunate than himself. Credit: Simone Joyner/Getty

As the BBQ unfolded, Grohl continued to be actively involved, not only in the kitchen but also in serving the dishes alongside the rest of the team.

In total, the barbecue event catered to 450 homeless guests, accompanied by 50 members of staff.

Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters' current tour marks their return to Australia since the tragic passing of bandmate Taylor Hawkins last year.

During Monday night's performance, Grohl paid heartfelt tribute to the late drummer, expressing that every time he sees a bird, he is reminded of Hawkins, who tragically died at the age of 50 during the band's South American tour in March 2022.

"Every time I see a bird fly by, I think of that guy," Grohl shared with the crowd, highlighting the impact Hawkins had on the band.

The band understandably canceled their upcoming shows following the tragedy but arranged two tribute concerts in Los Angeles and London which were attended by a host of stars.

Taking to Instagram, the band outlined how they would be moving forward without Hawkins. Their statement read: "As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us."

They continued: "Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together.

"A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music."

Featured image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty