Dave Grohl has been immortalized in a unique way.

A life-sized mixed-media sculpture of the Foo Fighters frontman was unveiled on Tuesday to commemorate the opening of The Atlantis in Washington, D.C. The Atlantis is a close replica of the famous 9:30 Club, which Grohl frequented in his youth to see bands like Fugazi and Bad Brains perform live. He would later play on that same stage with own bands: first with Scream, then Nirvana, and then the Foos.

He was on hand for the ribbon cutting (which was actually a guitar string cutting – very fitting for a rock venue) and remarked: “I got to witness hundreds of bands (at the 9:30 Club) that inspired me to become a musician myself, and (have) that feeling of being in this sort of tribe like we were all in on this big secret.”

The Foo Fighters played the 450-capacity room later that night. See the setlist here.

As for the statue honoring Dave Grohl, it was created by French artist Bernard Pras in a bricolage style out of a variety of materials. Take a look at it in the clip below. It might not bear a precise resemblance to Grohl, but it certainly captures his spirit.

Billboard notes that the revamped club will host a series of underplays with this year with artists who are more often seen in arenas, including shows from Joan Jett, Parliament Funkadelic and Barenaked Ladies.


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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