During a conversation with Nick Ruskell, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recalled the band’s performances at the renowned Wembley Stadium in London, UK.
“The first time we played Wembley Stadium, it was for Live Earth in 2007.
It was Metallica, Madonna, The Beastie Boys, Genesis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the f*cking P*ssycat Dolls… It was all these really gigantic bands – and then us. So I just assumed that the line-up would be in order of popularity, meaning we’d be down here, and Madonna would be up here.
“So I get there and look at the schedule, and we’re on at like f*cking nine o’clock at night or something, right before Madonna, I think, and after Metallica and the Chili Peppers, and Genesis, and the Beastie Boys.
“I’m, like, ‘What the f*ck – this is crazy! What do we do with this? We can’t go on after Metallica. That’s f*cking insane! That’s the stupidest idea ever!’
“It went over so well that I jokingly said, ‘Well, we’ll be back next summer doing two nights in this place on our own.’ I was f*cking kidding, and then after six or seven months we got the call saying, ‘Hey, do you really want to do Wembley?'”