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Dave Grohl Gets Revenge for High School Battle of the Bands Loss

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    Dave Grohl with Foo Fighters performs at Centennial Olympic Park on Sunday, October 4, 2015, in Atlanta.

    A man who defeated Dave Grohl in a battle of the bands competition when the Foo Fighters' lead singer was in 9th grade reunited with the rockstar at the band's concert in Memphis, Tennessee, this week. 

    "Tonight, the man that beat me in the high school battle of the bands — don't boo him, he's a good man, evidently a better [expletive] musician than I am — if you're around here somewhere, ... get your [expletive] up here!" Grohl announced at the sold-out show. 

     

    Many requested. So here it is! My 15 minutes of fame.

    Posted by Chet Lott on Thursday, October 8, 2015

    After Grohl said it was time to get his revenge, Chet Lott, originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, jogged onto the stage to help the grunge band sing a cover of Queen's "Under Pressure," according to NBC affiliate WMC

     

    Here is Dave telling the back story on the battle of the bands.

    Posted by Chet Lott on Thursday, October 8, 2015

    The rivalvry between Grohl and Lott—the son of Senate Majority leader Chester "Trent" Lott—started decades ago at Thomas Jefferson High School in Washington, D.C., in 1984. Lott is a respected Kentucky-based singer himself and uses his music to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims, according to Lott's website

    "I may have won the battle, but you won the war," Lott told Grohl at the end of their set.