Giant drumsticks to be unveiled at show

Staff report


The 900-pound drumsticks that were created out of huge poplar logs, as a tribute to Warren-born musician Dave Grohl, are about to be unveiled.

Joe O’Grady, a Warren policeman and president of the downtown promotional organization Main Street Warren, said the drumsticks will be shown to the public in between two acts of the River Rock at the Amp concert series at the downtown Warren Amphitheater this Saturday night.

The unveiling will take place around 7:30 or 8 p.m.

The drumsticks, thought to be the largest in the world, will remain at the amphitheater until the last concert in September and then will be moved to Dave Grohl Alley just south of Courthouse Square.

Grohl, of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana, was born in Warren but raised in Virginia.

“Most of my family is from Niles and the Youngstown and the Warren area,” he said, when he came to Warren to help dedicate the alley in 2009.

The final touches made to the drumsticks in the last couple weeks were feathers etched into the drumsticks to look like the tattoos on Grohl’s arms.

Fundraising for the project is nearly complete, O’Grady said.

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