FOO FIGHTERS frontman and former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl made a surprise appearance as one of the performers at the fifth annual "Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride and concert on Sunday (May 5) at Los Encinos Park in Encino, California. Grohl sat behind the drum kit as Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS), Robbie Crane (BLACK STAR RIDERS) and Keith Nelson (BUCKCHERRY) played cover versions of THIN LIZZY's "Jailbreak" and MOTÖRHEAD's "Bomber".
Video footage of Grohl's appearance can be seen below (courtesy of Jessica Chase).
Comprised of a motorcycle ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale and culminating with a concert at Los Encinos Park, the "Ride For Ronnie" raises awareness and funds for cancer prevention and research for a cure. The concert was once again hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, and a group of stellar rock musicians under the banner of EDDIE TRUNK'S ALL-STAR BAND headlined the afternoon of live music. Last year's "Ride" brought in over $50,000 for the Dio Cancer Fund.
Riders assembled for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11:00 a.m. The procession traveled around the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley to Los Encinos Park, where they were treated to music, a raffle, silent and live auctions, food trucks and much more.
Dave Grohl smashing it at Ride For Ronnie - 5th Annual Motorcycle Ride & Concert #foofighters #thinlizzy #ronniejamesdioPosted by Alex Cole on Sunday, May 5, 2019
Dave Grohl playing now at Dio Cancer Fund event. https://t.co/twEV7oeAu8— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) May 5, 2019