Dave Grohl sometimes plays a Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gibson Les Paul Guitar given to him Dale Jr. himself two days before his father Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed in a car crash at Daytona on February 18, 2001.
As a tribute to Dale Sr., Grohl played the guitar at a few Foo Fighters shows in the weeks following the tragedy.
300 of these guitars were made with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s #8 red Budweiser car when he began racing in Winston Cup. The serial numbers are #DEJR-001-300.
Here’s a great video of Dave in 2004 playing the guitar and even trying to play Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child Of Mine” on it.
Tom Morello actually burned a Budweiser Gibson Les Paul. Check out the story below…