Performing covers on Instagram Live isn't a new quarantine phenomenon. But for Pat Finnerty, his Dave Grohl-dedicated show finally caught the attention of the one person he was hoping for.
The 40-year-old Scranton, Penn.-based musician started "Grohlathon," a 24-hour IG Live performance from his West Philly studio apartment, on Saturday (Aug. 15), in hopes he could eventually get Grohl to sing Sting's part on Dire Straits' 1985 No. 1 hit "Money for Nothing." Before this weekend, a cardboard cutout of the Foo Fighters frontman was the closest thing he could get to the celebrity appearance he wanted so badly on The Pat Finnerty Show, per his Instagram handle, that he's been putting on for the last five months.
"My whole f---ing life has been spent looking at Grohl," Finnerty told Rolling Stone in an interview Monday (Aug. 17). "In high school, all I did was listen to Nirvana. And if I want to watch a documentary now, there's Grohl. And he plays with The Beatles. He plays with Led Zeppelin."