When the Beaconsfield Mine collapsed on April 25th, 2006, in Australia. Of the 17 people in the mine at the time, 14 escaped successfully, one was killed, and two others were miraculously found alive using a remote-controlled device.
The men were stuck in the Tasmanian mine for two weeks and spent the time listening to the Foo Fighters on an MP3 given to them through a 16 inch pipe that had drilled down to the trapped miners. They miners said, “It kept our spirits up.”
When Dave found out, the sent the trapped miners a note,
“Brant and Todd, Dave here, from the Foo Fighters. Hope you guys are hangin’ in there, and hope that the music is helping you two out…
“… Though I’m halfway around the world right now, my heart is with you both, and I want you to know that when you come home, there’s two tickets to any Foos show, anywhere, and two cold beers waiting for you. Deal? Looking forward to sharing them with you . . .
“Come home safe, and we’ll see you soon. Dave Grohl.”
The trapped men were reportedly “stoked” with Grohl’s offer and Dave told ABC News, “I’m not just having one beer with those dudes – we’re going for it.”
The miners later attended a Foo concert but not before meeting Dave at his hotel room for more than a few beers.