Earlier this month, Greyhawk bassist Darin Wall stopped a gunman, named Ethan Byrd, who tried to enter The Shredder in Boise, ID following a performance from the band. Wall pushed the man to the ground and took a bullet to the leg before police arrived to arrest the shooter. The heroic story ended up going viral and it has since gained the attention of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who decided to send Wall the throne that he used after breaking his leg in 2015.
Wall said the following on social media:
“It was beyond a thrill to sit in Dave Grohl from @foofighters throne last night. This whole ordeal has been intense, surreal and humbling. Of course I wish it never happened, and that this bullet was not in my leg, but the love and support the rock and metal community has shown is staggering. Words can’t describe how moving this night was. Thank you all!”
Notably, the bassist is the second person to have borrowed the chair following Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, who used it after breaking his foot in 2016. Wall told King 5 the following about that:
“There are three people who have used it. There’s Dave Grohl, Axl Rose in Guns and Roses, and me.”
He went on to say that Grohl’s cool gesture came about after he made a comment about using the throne on a radio show and social media:
“He called me from the MTV VMA awards and said I’ll ship that throne up to you at my expense.”
It’s also worth mentioning that the chair was initially built to be used for an injured right leg, but Grohl had it modified to accommodate Wall’s left leg.