Dave Grohl in the craziest and most amazing facts

“The sun would rise at 8:30 in the morning and set at 2 in the afternoon, and it was during these hours that I slept. I haven't seen daylight for months..."

We tell curious facts about the drummer of "Nirvana"

Dave Grohl is an American musician who made a name for himself as the drummer for the grunge kings. Nirvana. Today, Grohl is the frontman of his own band. "Foo Fighters" and creator of a timeless rock heritage.

This man is talented: everything from "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers" To "Pearl Jam"wanted him to sit at their drums. But Grohl always had a strong desire to leave his musical mark, which led him to start his own band. debut album "Foo Fighters" Grohl has proven he can succeed. And after 20 years, the band is still considered one of the best on the modern rock scene. However, articles about Grohl do not always mention these interesting facts from his biography.

A street is named after him.

"Dave Grohl Alley"
Dave Grohl Alley

In 2009, in the musician's hometown Warren, Ohio, an entire street was named after the leader of the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl Alley bloomed as soon as a group of artists cleaned it of debris and decorated it with frescoes that refer to "Foo Fighters".

Today, this street is a public attraction - a kind of art walk and part of the history of rock and roll. At the opening, Grohl sang a song that he dedicated to the person who organized this whole project.

He loves the Spice Girls

spice girls
Spice Girls

According to Grohl himself, he loves creativity. Spice Girls. Yes, the song "Two Become One", which has become a big hit since its release, still sits firmly in the head of the rocker.

According to Dave, this is his "secret weakness":

“I couldn't get this song out of my head. It's not even a dance song - it's such a slow jamming pop ballad. God, I just adore her and I don't know what to do..."

He's biased towards Nirvana

Nirvana group
Nirvana group

Dave Grohl has often stated that he is much more proud of what the Foo Fighters have achieved than what she has done Nirvana. In 2005, he told reporters:

“I'm damn proud of our band. And I know that we are capable of more!”

In addition, Grohl admitted that he still cannot listen to music. Nirvana:

"It's hard for me to listen to these songs, and as a rule, I refuse this venture," Grohl commented to Rolling Stone magazine.

In the same interview, the rocker said that the last album of the group is associated with his tragic death. Kurt Cobain. This was the main factor repelling Grohl from creativity. Nirvana.

He spoke at John Kerry rallies

John Kerry
John Kerry

In the general election 2004 ex-president George Bush used songs "Foo Fighters", namely Times Like These and My Heroduring their campaign rallies. Insulted by the misuse of his music, Grohl decided to push back and put forward a campaign for the Democratic nominee John Kerry. Grohl followed Kerry on his campaign trail and performed solo at his rallies. Discussing this decision, the musician said:

“I spoke to my lawyer and we tried to send a cease and desist order for my music. But in the end, I realized that the best way to show what I think is to join the John Kerry campaign.”

His band is named after a UFO

Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters

Yes, actually "Foo Fighters" was so named Grol in honor of UFO! The origin of the band's name is related to World War II. When Allied pilots spotted mysterious objects flying near them in the sky, they reported them as UFOs. The flying saucers and the pilots who spotted them became known as "fu-fighters".

Grohl came up with the band's name after reading many books about UFOs.

“Not only is this a fascinating topic, but there are many variations on band names in these UFO books!” - he said.

Grohl played the tour with a broken leg

Dave Grohl with a broken leg on stage
Dave Grohl with a broken leg on stage

In 2015 year during a concert in Sweden Dave fell hard and broke the leg. However, the show continues! The injury did not prevent the rocker from completing the concert. When the doctor told him about the injury, the musician said: “Okay, I can back on stage now?" The doctor said, "I have to hold your ankle in place," to which Grohl replied, "Well, then you're right now come out with me to the stage."

After bandaging, in a cast, Grohl completed the remainder of his tour. 2015 of the year from the epic throne, on which he played as amazingly as standing.

Prince wasn't a Foo Fighters fan


During the 2007 Super Bowl halftime performance Prince shocked the audience with a cover of the song "Best Of You" groups "Foo Fighters". Bewildered by this decision, Grohl and his company could not understand what was the reason for this choice.

It is worth noting that in 2003 the Foo Fighters recorded a cover of Prince's song "Darling Nikki", and as soon as the track was released in the United States, Prince expressed dissatisfaction with the record. The musician said that the group should "write your own melodies".

He turned down a job offer from Tom Petty

Tom Petty in 1976. Photo: Richard E. Aaron/ Redferns/ Getty Images
Tom Petty in 1976. Photo: Richard E. Aaron/ Redferns/ Getty Images

Shortly after death Cobain Grohl invited to play with Tom Petty in a programme "Saturday Night Live". The drummer agreed to take the stage, and after the performance, Petty invited Grohl to become part of his band. "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers". Tempted but adamant, Grohl refused to form his own band. And, fortunately, it paid off in the long run.

By the way, Dave played almost all the instruments on the debut album. "Foo Fighters".

He holds the Guinness World Record

Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl

Along with his own street name Grohl received another prize from Warren, State Ohio: hometown gave the rocker custom-made drumsticks weighing 900 poundswhich are now a tourist attraction. Drumsticks broke the Guinness World Record and earned Grohl a place in the book for the huge gift he received from his hometown fans.

He only wrote one song about Nirvana


Although many enthusiasts have speculated about other songs "Foo Fighters", which could be about Grohl's former group, only one is known for sure. The musician wrote "Friend of a Friend" about Cobain long before he started recording Foo songs.

The song was released on the album "In Your Honor", and Grohl was relatively candid about the meaning of the song.

“The sun would rise at 8:30 in the morning and set at 2 in the afternoon, and it was during these hours that I slept. I haven’t seen daylight in months…” Grohl commented.

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