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Posted Aug 14th, 2015 (12:29 pm) by Michael Negron
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl

Many of us want a shot at being a rock star, but this may be the only time someone's chance at the limelight left Dave Grohl at a loss for words.

Brian Roberts, a field electrician for a construction company, was at an Edmonton Foo Fighters concert when he took the call to perform the seemingly impossible vocal gymnastics of Rush's "Tom Sawyer." Grohl was reasonably wary, telling Roberts, "Welcome to my nightmare," before letting him take the lead. What came next was a shocking performance:

Amidst a crowd of screaming fans and with a somewhat shaky start, Roberts managed to hit some of the most challengingly high notes of any major rock cover set, which apparently happened to be one of his karaoke-night favorites. You can see Dave Grohl, and really the whole band, smiling wide in disbelief throughout, before yelling out "Dude, that was fucking amazing!" as the song came to an end. "Dude, are you a eunuch? How'd you hit those notes!?"

CBC News reported Roberts had the following to say about the experience: "It was a very epic experience. I was nervous pretty much the whole time. 'Don't screw the song up, don't screw the song up'…I think I mixed some of the lyrics up there but I just about nailed 'er bang on."

You might think this means big things for Roberts, but he's reportedly not quitting his day job; it's all for the love of rock.

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