Watch Dave Grohl Cover Motörhead, Thin Lizzy on Drums

He made a surprise appearance at a Ronnie James Dio tribute concert
Watch Dave Grohl Cover Motörhead, Thin Lizzy on Drums
In a year where Dave Grohl has already been filmed covering Metallica and Pantera, footage has now emerged of the musical polymath performing songs by Motörhead and Thin Lizzy.

The Foo Fighters frontman took an impromptu turn behind the drum kit to play the former's "Bomber" and the latter's "Jailbreak" yesterday (May 5) during the fifth annual Ride for Ronnie. The event is a tribute concert and motorcycle ride in memory of the late Ronnie James Dio held in Encino, CA.

As Rolling Stone reports, Grohl's appearance at the event was not planned ahead of time, and he only turned up after a fan allegedly approached him in a grocery store to ask if he was going. 

"I am here on this beautiful day in Encino [because] everybody loves Ronnie James Dio," Grohl said. "He was my neighbour actually; we lived down the street from each other. I encourage everybody to come out and support the cause, because it's a beautiful day with a bunch of beautiful people and we hope to see you next year."

You can watch footage of Grohl performing alongside Ricky Warwick, Robbie Crane and Buckcherry's Keith Nelson in the players below.

Grohl and his mother will be in Toronto later this week for a speaking engagement at Canadian Music Week.