Blue whales are an endangered species, but they still get to perform with The Foo Fighters
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At the end of a gig in Austin, Texas, all eyes are on a huge blue whale, which has just emerged from its tank. The accompanying visuals are of a whale-dwelling rave scene and even quite literally the whale’s head, but it’s actually Dave Grohl and his band members jumping on the creature’s body. With fans screaming “CONGRATS HARLEY BENNETT”, this has to be one of the strangest rock-star bonding experiences in history.
Back in 2008, electric bike maker Harley-Davidson paid Grohl an estimated $20 million to design a bike with the company and to write a letter to readers of Rolling Stone, urging them to buy more bikes. Harley-Davidson subsequently spent a further $16 million making a film about the collaboration, also starring cast members Kristin Wiig, Penelope Cruz and Jack Black. “Me and David are these sort of oddball oddballs that Harley hired to help their brand,” explained the Californian rocker.
“We came up with this connection that would be like, I’ll bike in a snowstorm or I’ll ride along in an SUV because we know you gotta be within a certain radius of Harley. But the way we pushed the brand was, you know you’re good, but you can still be innovative and exciting. So that was a rare moment for both of us and for Harley.”