Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl started his career as a drummer and says there’s one band he would still like to sit behind the kit for. Speaking with Forbes, Grohl revealed, “AC/DC. That’s the last one. Phil Rudd is back, though.”
We’re not sure whether Grohl has inside info or has just been reading the Internet like everyone else, but a recent series of photos taken at AC/DC’s regular studio in Vancouver appeared to confirm the presence of longtime drummer Rudd, who was dismissed from the band in late 2014 after being arrested on charges of drug possession and threatening to kill someone.
Grohl explained why Rudd was a vital part of AC/DC establishing its early sound, saying, “If you dive back into their back catalog, that early s**t, there was a little bit more dynamic, then they settled into the groove. That’s the thing. And it’s because of Phil Rudd. It’s AC/DC, but that guy holds the key.”
Grohl’s first big break came as the drummer for Washington D.C. hardcore act Scream, which was followed by massive success as the drummer for Nirvana. Since forming Foo Fighters and becoming that band’s frontman, he’s also played drums for Queens Of The Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures, in addition to numerous one-offs.
Although he’s fronted the Foos for 23 years, Grohl told us a while back that he enjoys drumming the most: [“I feel most comfortable behind the drums. I mean, being the lead singer of a band I actually feel kind of uncomfortable. I like doing it, and the challenge and the fear is one of the things that I like about it. But playing the drums, it’s like I just feel totally comfortable doing it. I don’t really worry that, you know, I’m not gonna be able to do what I’m supposed to do.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . supposed to do.)
Foo Fighters have just completed the touring cycle for their ninth album, 2017’s Concrete And Gold, and are now embarking on their usual hiatus between records.
Story source: Consequence Of Sound
DID YOU KNOW?
- As previously reported, it appears that classic members Phil Rudd and singer Brian Johnson are back in AC/DC, judging from photos that surfaced over the summer from outside the band’s recording studio in Vancouver.
- Rudd was dismissed due to his arrest, while Johnson was forced to leave the band when it was determined he was at risk of total hearing loss. He was replaced by Axl Rose as AC/DC completed their Rock Or Bust tour.