Dave Grohls Monkey Wrench Guitar Is Put Up at Auction

The former Nirvana drummer’s Gretsch White Falcon, which is originally owned by his bandmate Pat Smear, is set to go under the hammer at Gardiner Houlgate in Wiltshire, South West England.

AceShowbizDave Grohl‘s guitar he used in Foo Fighters‘ “Monkey Wrench” music video is expected to fetch £30,000 at auction. The former Nirvana drummer’s Gretsch White Falcon is set to go under the hammer at Gardiner Houlgate in Wiltshire, South West England on September 7.

Grohl’s bandmate Pat Smear is actually the original owner of the axe. It was played on Foos’ 1995 LP “The Colour and the Shape”, of which “Monkey Wrench” was the lead single. The promo for the classic rock song was directed by Grohl and was the first to feature late sticksman, Taylor Hawkins, on drums, even though it’s still Grohl playing drums on the recording of the track.

What no doubt bumped up the estimate for the instrument, is the fact it comes with a polaroid of Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore playing the Falcon, taken by Smear. “This a very exciting guitar as it’s one of the few owned by Foo Fighters, arguably the biggest current rock band on earth, ever to come to public auction,” Luke Hobbs of Gardiner Houlgate said.

“Monkey Wrench” was the band’s breakthrough single and also the first to feature drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died tragically this March. “I’m expecting interest from around the world. The fact that it features so prominently in the band’s iconic ‘Monkey Wrench’ video makes it all the more attractive to collectors and fans,” he added.

Meanwhile, Hawkins, who tragically died in Bogota, Colombia on March 25, aged 50, will be honored with two special tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles next month. The biggest musicians on the planet will pay tribute to the rock icon at Wembley Stadium on September 3 and Los Angeles Kia Forum on September 27. Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Josh Homme, Brian May and Roger Taylor and more will play the British capital.

While in California, Alanis Morissette, whom Hawkins started out playing drums for, leads the packed line-up, alongside Miley Cyrus, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink and many more. Those who didn’t get tickets to attend can watch via MTV’s YouTube channel.

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