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- Posted on Jun 6th 2012 1:00PM by Jason MacNeil
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According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Foo Fighters singer was in the city of Brotherly Love for a wedding when he left two jackpot tips at the Smith & Wollensky bar and restaurant at the city's Rittenhouse Hotel. The first tip was on Friday night for $1,000 after he had a drink, and the second was the following night for the same amount when he had a few more beverages.
Grohl isn't the first musician to leave a giant tip to waitresses or bartenders. In January 2011 Jessica Simpson left a $300 tip on a $500 bill at New York restaurant Lavo. Accordion to the Hamilton Spectator, Simpson also left a note with the waitress that read "you were amazing and make this world a better place, Love Jess."
The Post Chronicle reported in late 2009 that Beyonce left a $500 tip at Nello's in New York City while dining with Jay-Z. And earlier this year Bono reportedly enjoyed some expensive tequila with his wife in Tel Aviv and "left a generous tip for the waiter." The incident brings to mind U2's "Cedars of Lebanon" song whose lyrics include "I'm waiting on the waiter, he's taking a while to come/Watching the sun go down on Lebanon."
As generous as some musicians are with their tips, there have been reportedly others who are on the far more frugal end of the spending spectrum. According to the Guardian, Usher once left his autograph as the tip while Barbra Streisand left a "$10 tip on a $457 tab." As for Madonna, the material girl "doesn't always leave a tip, and when she does it's a cheap one." And Mick Jagger was reported to have left a $10 tip on a $90 bill at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, D.C.
There's no word on whether Axl Rose is a great tipper or not, but most likely his tips come three to four hours after the bill has arrived.
In related news, the Foo Fighters, who performed with Mick Jagger on the Saturday Night Live finale last month, will play Milwaukee on June 28. From there the group sets out on a string of European summer festival dates.