FOO FIGHTERS have been asked to extinguish their stage pyrotechnics during their current Big Day Out gigs due to fire bans enacted because of Australia's raging bushfires. Rather than sulk, the group has decided to make the best of the situation. "We are going to take the money it would have cost for the fireworks and donate it to [Australian] firefighters," said frontman Dave Grohl.
Fires have been raging out of control in Australia these past weeks. More than 500 homes burnt to the ground in the nation's capital Canberra.
FOO FIGHTERS are the headline act for the 2003 Big Day Out. It is their second time at the festival.