Warren, Ohio’s newest favorite son, Dave Grohl, returned to the city where he was born yesterday as part of a ceremony to honor the famed rocker. Warren recently renamed a short roadway downtown David Grohl Alley. To celebrate, the city had a concert with local bands performing and Grohl himself even jumped behind the drums to perform with Love Turns Hate on two songs, including a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock N Roll.” Then Grohl performed three songs acoustically: “Times Like These,” “My Hero,” and “Everlong” before being presented with a bottle of champagne and the Key to the City of Warren by Director of Public Safety Services Doug Franklin. Franklin told Grohl: â€œYou already have the key to our hearts, and, to top that, Iâ€™m going to give you the key to the city.â€ Grohl dedicated his performance of â€œMy Heroâ€ to Warren Sgt. Joe Oâ€™Grady, who worked hard for two years to honor Grohl at this event. For more on the event and a gallery of photos, go to http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/aug/02/foo-fighter-gets-rousing-homecoming-warren/.
(Photo credit: Geoffrey Hauschild)