NME is reporting that rumors of a secret Foo Fighters gig on August 24th at the Reading Festival caused a near riot among fans. A British punk band unfortunately named The FF'ers were to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at 5 pm, but the estimated 3,000 fans who had gathered were expecting a secret Foos set. When the Grohl-less band took the stage they were pelted with mud, bottles and shoes and had to abandon their set. A similar treatment was given to the following act until organizers emphatically stated that there was no Foo Fighters appearance planned, secret or otherwise.
Dave Grohl was around, mind you, performing with Queens Of The Stone Age and Tenacious D at the simultaneous Leeds Festival.