This tunesday is dedicated to David Eric Grohl- the man, the myth, the LEGEND.
Having first discovered his talents while listening to Nevermind by Nirvana, there has always been something rockingly enchanting about his ability to annihilate drum sets and shred guitar strings. Despite his notable contributions, all things considered, Grohl was more of a background player in Nirvana.
Enter: The Foo Fighters.
I’m not sure why I didn’t start listening to them until high school but, once I did, I was sold. According to Dave, “through Kurt, [he] saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.” Perhaps that’s why I liked them so much. He also said in Foo Fighters, A Complete Guide, “We all love music, whether it’s the Beatles, or Queen, or punk rock. I think the lure of punk rock was the energy and immediacy; the need to thrash stuff around. But at the same time, we’re all suckers for a beautiful melody, you know? So it is just natural.”
While on their current tour and performing in Gothenberg, Sweden, Grohl took a tumble off stage and injured his leg. Rolling Stone published an account of that night and, in true Dave Grohl fashion, this was his response to the ever-loving crowd: “You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we’re gonna come back and finish this show.” He went on to say, “But right now, ladies and gentlemen, I’m gonna go to the hospital, I’m gonna fix my leg. But then I’m gonna come back, and we’re gonna play for you again! I’m so sorry!” Since then he hasn’t been able to stay out of headlines! Not only did he return and finish performing, but after a few canceled shows to recuperate, he has more than made up for it… playing from a “throne of rock,” personally designed while “high as a kite” on painkillers.
What more could you expect from a rock legend than that?
Listen to this Foo Fighters playlist as you read some of my favorite recent articles below!
Foo Fighters Promise to Visit Italian Town After Viral Video
Dave Grohl Grants Birthday Wish, Invites Fan to Drum With Foo Fighters
Watch Foo Fighters Enlist Fan to Cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer‘
Watch the Throne: Dave Grohl on How the Foos Saved Their Summer
Dave Grohl Invites Crying Fan Onstage at Foo Fighters Show