Dave Grohl is my all time favourite musician. Instead of writing a billion paragraphs of him, I’ve shortened it down to a list of twenty, which was difficult considering I had about a hundred.
#1 – Let’s be honest here, Grohl could even drum a bloody toaster and it’d go platinum.
#2 – He’s probably been in more bands than STI’s. Queens of the Stone age, Nine Inch Nails, The Crooked Vultures, The Foo Fighters and so on.
#3 – ‘The Pretender’ = genius.
#4 – He was in Nirvana.
#5 – He once said this, “I neve took lessons to learn how to play the drums, and I never took lessons to learn how to play the guitar, I just sort of figured it out. I think that if you’re passionate about something and you’re driven and focused, that you can pretty much do anything that you want to do in life.” Enough said.
#6 – His beard.
#7 – He was seen moshing at a Soundgarden gig.
#8 – He practically plays every instrument going.
#9 – He was once arrested for drinking whilst driving a scooter.
#10 – Grohl has been a vocal supporter of Gay Rights for over 20 years.
#11 – He loves the Reading + Leeds festival.
#12 – Dave once helped a guy propose to his girlfriend at a Foo Fighters gig.
#13 – This other quote: “Stay in school, don’t do drugs, because look what happens.”
#14 – The Learn To Fly video is beautiful.
#15 – Stops playing during a Foo Fighters gig to kick out a fighting audience member.
#16 – Played the devil in Tenacious D’s Tribute song.
#17 – He has played live with Tenacious D.
#18 – Dave has a wonderful taste in music, he even had The Joy Formidable tour with them.
#19 – That time when he dressed up as a “Redneck” whilst protesting against hate-preaching mongrels, or otherwise known as the Westboro Baptist Church.
#20 – This photograph: