Dave Grohl recalled the moment he grew into being a confident and capable frontman. The Foo Fighters leader appeared on BBC Reel Stories, with Kerrang! magazine transcribing his chat for its readers. Grohl, who came to fame behind d the drumkit as one-third of Nirvana, admitted it took him time to grow into himself as a center stage singer/guitarist, revealing, “For years, I was so self-conscious onstage, like, ’I know I don’t sound good, but how do I look? How do I hold my guitar? Do I do it like this? How do I move?’ I wasn’t ever in the moment, I was just so afraid. And then something clicked, where I was like, ’Y’know what? I’m not wasting this moment on being nervous, or scared. I’m gonna walk out there like Julius f***ing Caesar.'”
Grohl credits his mom for his legendary work ethic over the decades, explaining “Being raised by a public school teacher, their pay is like, nothing. It’s a crime. So I would watch my mother just go from paycheck, to paycheck, to paycheck, to paycheck. Our heat would get turned off, the phone would get turned off, the electricity would get turned off. There were some nights when it was like, ’What’s for dinner?’ And she’s like, ’Umm, we have two eggs. . . scrambled egg sandwiches!’ So this work ethic is instilled in you, where you realize that in order to survive, you have to work.”
Back in 2009, Alice In Chains recorded the majority of its Black Gives Way To Blue album at Dave Grohl’s Northridge, California recording facility, Studio 606. Alice drummer Sean Kinney told us that working at their buddy’s place made all the difference in the world: [“Dave’s got a. . . he’s done a thing or two in his life, y’know? And he’s such an inspirational, cool dude, too. He’s just not like a rock dork that treats people like s*** because he did well. He’s really down to Earth, great guy, and so it’s nice to be around people like that.”] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . people like that)
- Dave Grohl recalled to BBC Reel Stories when he stopped being self-conscious onstage with Foo Fighters: “I wasn’t ever in the moment, I was just so afraid. And then something clicked, where I was like, ’Y’know what? I’m not wasting this moment on being nervous, or scared. I’m gonna walk out there like Julius f***ing Caesar.'”
- Foo Fighters have signed on to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which will run from September 2nd through 5th in Manchester, Tennessee.
- In addition to the Foo’s, other acts on the bill are Lizzo, Tyler The Creator, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Lana Del Rey, Lil Baby, Run The Jewels, Janelle Monáe, Phoebe Bridgers, deadmau5, G-Eazy, Jack Harlow, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Brittany Howard.
- The latest Foo Fighters album, Medicine At Midnight, entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at Number Three this week. The band was able to hit the top spot on the magazine’s Top Album Sales list.
- So far, Medicine At Midnight has topped the charts on the Australian, Belgian, Dutch, German, Irish, New Zealand, Scottish, Swiss, and UK album charts.