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- Posted on Jul 3rd 2012 11:30AM by Jason MacNeil
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According to Vindy.com, 900-pound drumsticks created out of massive poplar logs will be displayed between performances at the Warren Amphitheater on Saturday, July 7. The unveiling is expected sometime between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Musician Chris Higbee is slated to play the venue that night.
The drumsticks will remain at the amphitheater until the venue's concert calendar winds down in September. From there they'll be relocated to Dave Grohl Alley, which was named in 2009 after Grohl, who was born in the area but raised in Virginia.
As an added touch, feathers were etched into the large drumsticks to resemble the tattoos Grohl sports on his arms. There's no word if Grohl was aware of the honor, but no mention of the drumsticks was made on the band's site. The Foo Fighters next gig is mid-August in Codroipo, Italy.
While several musicians have been given keys to their respective hometowns, or have had plaques presented, some other musicians have had quirky honors similar to giant drumsticks. Crooner Perry Como for example, a native of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, had the town's McDonald's restaurant revamped with décor featuring memorabilia of Como and fellow native Bobby Vinton.
Meanwhile in 2006 the city of Austin, Texas was honored by Gibson Guitar when they brought 35 giant guitars around the city which are reportedly still standing around Austin. In 2002 Melissa Etheridge's hometown of Leavenworth, Kansas unveiled two road signs into the city shaped like guitars with "Home of Melissa Etheridge" on each sign.