Guns ‘N Roses, Foo Fighters Brought in 120,000 People to BottleRock Festival

by Jonathan Howard

Napa Valley got quite a performance when Guns ‘N Roses and Foo Fighters helped bring 120,000 people to the BottleRock Festival. Miley Cyrus also took the stage. The Labor Day Weekend event was seen as a success by local officials.

Last year, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the show went on and officials were nervous about the results. However, following the event, it appears that just 11 people contracted the virus, a number that county health officials are very happy with.

“In the 14-day period after BottleRock Napa Valley took place, we are pleased to report that Napa County did not experience any material impact on COVID case numbers as a result. The protocols that the festival’s producers developed, in collaboration with public health, proved extremely effective,” Dr. Karen Relucio said. She is the county’s public health officer.

Guns ‘N Roses has been touring all summer and there aren’t many more dates left in North America. If you want to see GNR play in the United States, you have two dates left. The legendary rock band is playing back-to-back shows at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, FL. Those take place October 2nd and 3rd.

After that, the band heads down to Mexico for a string of shows.

As for the Foo Fighters, they have a few shows in the fall. Most of their remaining shows this year will take place in the first nine days of December. They hit Las Vegas, Sacramento, and then Fresno to finish the year. They have a summer tour already planned for next year as well.

Foo Fighters ‘Everlong’ Makes Comeback on the Charts

Earlier this month, the Foo Fighters had quite a resurgence. While the band has a loyal following, they found one of their early hits back on the charts. It all started when 11-year-old drumming sensation Nandi Bushell challenged Dave Grohl to a drum-off.

After some pressure, Grohl accepted and the back and forth was epic. They went at it over so many songs and eventually, Bushell took the win. It didn’t stop there. Eventually, the young superstar got a chance to take the stage with her idols.

The Foo Fighters allowed her to take the stage with them and she killed it. If she isn’t touring in the near future, I don’t know what she will be doing. She can always get behind Grohl on the throne and jam out if they need a fill-in.

This is just a reminder that kids can do a whole lot if given the resources and support. Watching a great kid like Bushell live out a literal dream is really cool. The way she has been embraced by Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters is nothing short of awesome.