Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Foo Fighters honour cancer campaigner Laura Plane in touching Glastonbury dedication


The Foo Fighters took to the Glastonbury stage this weekend, and there was a moment when the crowd of 150,000 joined in singing the band's "Best Of You" in unison, and it's bound to bring you goosebumps.

In an interview with The Guardian ahead of this weekends performance at Glastonbury, Dave Grohl revealed the classic pop singer Lionel Richie's freakish gift to the Foo Fighters singer.

"Unfortunately she passed away not too long ago and her husband started this campaign to try to get us to dedicate Everlong to her at Glastonbury - I think it was the song at their wedding".

Laura had been a huge Foo Fighters fan.

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He added: "The other day I was sitting on the plane and this flight attendant came up to me and she says 'You're never going to believe this but have you heard of this woman?'"

Jon's request to the Foo Fighters gained incredible momentum since it was posted on social media - being retweeted more than 12 million times.

@Kayriddell wrote: "Dave Grohl shouting "I see a naked man" at #Glastonbury is one of the funniest things I've seen @foofighters".

The note for Jon, by Dave Grohl. Thank you so much you guys. Take care mate. (sic)" Speaking to the Plymouth Evening Herald newspaper, Jon - who watched the festival on TV - said: "I was in Cornwall at a friend's house so I didn't have any reception but I'm glad I didn't.

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Speaking of the power of social media, Grohl added: "It's pretty incredible".

Jon, who works as an audio dubber and has his own photography business, said he was "over the moon".

"We're still in contact with the Foo Fighters' agent about a date in Cornwall and if we can make it happen then we will", she said. After Laura was diagnosed with cancer, she raised more than £70,000 for CoppaFeel - a charity dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

"It is incredible. Laura must have engineered this somehow as I was having a really bad week after her funeral, when it hit me like a wave".

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