After performing a cover of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’, Dave Ghrohl of the Foo Fights talked to the 16,500-strong crowd at the State Farm Center saying: “Who knows how to sing ‘Tom Sawyer’? Somebody here knows ‘Tom Sawyer’. No bulls**t, who knows it? You? You’re pointing at yourself. Get up here mother***er. You’re going to do a Rush song.”
And so, that’s how Mike Carpenter, fan of The Foo Fighters got to sing a Rush song with the band.