Dave Grohl lends his throne to Greyhawk bassist Darin Wall, who stopped a mass shooting

Dave Grohl (left) and Darin Wall sit in Grohl's custom-made guitar throne
(Image credit: Paul Bergen/Redferns, Greyhawk/Instagram)

Earlier this month, metal outfit Greyhawk arrived at The Shredder in Boise, Idaho, for a regular old gig. By the end of the evening, the band’s bassist, Darin Wall, had taken a bullet to the leg after he heroically managed to stop a mass shooting before it even happened.

Wall spotted a suspicious individual – later identified as Ethan Byrd – making "finger gun" motions at people at the venue after the gig's conclusion. After sounding him out to another musician, Wall was initially able to keep Byrd out of the venue, though Byrd would return later on in the evening with a gun. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.