Dave Grohl Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

30th November 2016

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a guest appearance on Tuesday's (29Nov16) episode of U.S. comedy show Drunk History to act out Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's retelling of the life of American statesman Alexander Hamilton. The rocker portrayed a gossiping Founding Father on the show, which also featured Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, and Tony Hale.

18th November 2015

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has signed on to face off with The Muppets star Animal in a 'drum-off' on an upcoming episode of U.S. sitcom The Muppets. Grohl will play himself in an episode also featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

28th July 2015

Quote: "My bucket list is so short these days I call it my 'f**kit' list. You know who I look forward to jamming with the most? My kids. I can only hope that I have my own little Haim to jam with someday. Though I'm probably the last person they'd want to be their drummer!" Dave Grohl is hoping his three daughters form a band when they grow up.

19th June 2015

Fact: Foo Fighters fans are in with a chance of having their names emblazoned on Dave Grohl's broken leg. The rocker fell from the stage at a show in Sweden last week (ends14Jun15) and a new website called Sign Dave's Cast has been set up. Fans can upload signatures and a lucky few will be put on a cast to be sent to Grohl. A message posted on the site reads, "Sign Dave's cast on Twitter by posting with #SignDavesCast... as many as possible will be printed on an actual cast sleeve that will be sent to Dave."

17th June 2015

Quote: "It was a pretty terrible thing to have happened but at the end of the day, he was very lucky because it was about a 12-foot stage so it could have been much worse... (Carrying on) showed who he was." Dave Grohl's friend and collaborator Josh Homme reveals his shock after the Foo Fighters frontman broke his leg in a stage fall in Sweden and carried on with the gig. The band has since cancelled a slew of shows, including a headline slot at Britain's Glastonbury Festival.

26th May 2015

Quote: "I didn't wanna say anything, but... this is the last tour the Foo Fighters are ever gonna do. Nah, I'm just f**king with you! We can't f**king break up now, you know that, right? It'd be like your grandparents getting a divorce." Dave Grohl jokes with the audience at a FOO FIGHTERS show in England this week (beg25May15).

20th May 2015

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl honoured the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge campaign and its co-founder, Pat Quinn, at the Webby Awards on Monday night (18May15).The rocker took the challenge himself last year (14) and recreated the bucket of blood scene from horror classic Carrie for a viral video, which also featured his bandmates. The Ice Bucket Challenge raised over $220 million (GBP147,000) to fight ALS and the celebrity-themed videos posted online also helped increase worldwide awareness of the disease. Quinn is currently battling ALS.

13th May 2015

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl thrilled music fans at the Conejo Valley Days county fair in California over the weekend (09May15) when he stepped up onstage to join drummer Taylor Hawkins' covers band Chevy Metal. The two Foo Fighters stars and their bandmates ripped through renditions of Alice Cooper's School's Out, Bryan Adams' Summer of '69 and My Sharona by The Knack, among other favourites.

21st April 2015

Fact: Dave Grohl's new supergroup, Teenage Time Killers, are releasing their first album. The group also features former Queens of the Stone Age star Nick Oliveri, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Alkaline Trio and Blink-182's Matt Skiba. Their Greatest Hits Vol. 1 will be released at the end of July (15).

7th April 2015

Quote: "You think Van Halen can trash a dressing room? Put, like, 11 children under the age of 10 (together) and it's just, like, candy everywhere, pizza on the wall... totally (destroyed)." Rocker Dave Grohl reveals he and his Foo Fighters bandmates leave the hotel room trashing antics to their kids.

7th April 2015

Fact: Rocker Dave Grohl and actors Jordana Brewster and Rainn Wilson put their drawing skills to the test during an appearance on America's Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday (06Apr15) after agreeing to sketch a naked, mature male model. Host Corden also joined in the fun and the stars all showed off their finished artwork at the end of the show.

13th February 2015

Fact: Dave Grohl is making a regular guest appearance on British rockers Kaiser Chiefs' 2015 tour. During the concerts, a video sketch is aired throughout the arena showing the Foo Fighters frontman storming into the band's dressing room and launching into a foul-mouthed rant, hurling insults such as, "What a f**king load of s**t" and "Bunch of amateurs". The U.K. leg of the tour ends in Leeds, England on Saturday (14Feb15).

11th February 2015

Quote: "We're friends again. We text and we're cool... I think you just get to an age where (you think), 'Why are we suing each other? Like really, honestly?' It just got stupid. Honestly, me and Dave Grohl, we had some gnarly times over the years and if we can make up, anyone can make up! And we're really cool now... (We realised) the energy's hurting (us) and the families and the kids, everyone." Courtney Love is grateful to have reconciled with her late husband Kurt Cobain's former Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl after spending two decades fighting over the rights to the band's back catalogue.

28th November 2014

Quote: "I don't freak out on the rock-star excess. When Nirvana got popular, I was renting a house with a friend. I had a futon, a lamp and a dresser for my clothes. Ten million records later, I was still in that back room with the futon, lamp and dresser. I didn't know what to get." Frugal Dave Grohl had no idea what to spend his money on when he first found success.

28th November 2014

Quote: "To this day, I've never done cocaine because I know me... (I've) never tried heroin. Pills are lame. I like wine. I'm the fun drunk." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl has given up all hallucinogenics and drugs but loves a good glass of wine.

20th November 2014

Quote: "I never, ever, ever have control of music in the car. I try to brainwash them with like the Beatles or the Rolling Stones and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, it's like, 'It's all about that bass, that bass.' And Katy Perry is huge. My daughter Harper, I don't even know if she knows the words, but she'll sing these Katy Perry songs like they're her own songs." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl doesn't have any say on the music he and his three young daughters listen to when he drives them to school.

20th November 2014

Quote: "She has huge blue eyes, she smiles a lot, and she weighs about 36 pounds. She's adorable - you can see the resemblance." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl gave fans the first peek of his three-month-old daughter Ophelia by drawing a caricature of the newborn in lieu of sharing an actual photo during a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Grohl is already father to daughters Violet, eight, and Harper, five.

15th September 2014

Tweet: "@SoundCityStudio Thank you, Tom. For all the music... Tom Skeeter Rip." Dave Grohl's band Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Sound City Studios boss Tom Skeeter following his death last week (ends14Sep14). Skeeter featured in Grohl's 2012 documentary about the studios, Sound City.

6th June 2014

Quote: "It's an eight-song album but it's gonna be our longest album, because there are some epic jams. When you get Joe Walsh with you out in the desert, it's not going to be a three-minute pop single." Dave Grohl on the Foo Fighters' new album.

17th April 2014

Quote: "We haven't even talked about it. We looked at that evening as a night that may never happen again. That's what made it so powerful and beautiful and meaningful. And it may never happen again, so we made the most of it. And it was f**king great." Dave Grohl is adamant the Nirvana reunion on the night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this month (Apr14) was a one-off.

14th April 2014

Quote: "I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone. This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on." Rocker Krist Novoselic is proud of the performance he and his Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl put on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last week (10Apr14). The pair was joined by Joan Jett, Lorde, St. Vincent and Kim Gordon to sing lead on hits like Smells Like Teen Spirit and Lithium in place of late frontman Kurt Cobain.

28th March 2014

Fact: Rockers Bush have taken over Dave Grohl's studio in Northridge, California to record their latest album. Gavin Rossdale regrouped the band for 2011's The Sea Of Memories, and now it appears the rockers are plotting another release from inside Studio 606.

14th February 2014

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Slipknot's Corey Taylor are among the stars who have contributed to a new record by supergroup Teenage Time Killer. The band is the brainchild of Corrosion of Conformity rockers Mike Dean and Reed Mullin. Other contributors include former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.

13th February 2014

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl is set to become a dad again - the rocker's wife is pregnant with the couple's third child. The former Nirvana drummer wed Jordyn Blum in 2003 and they are already parents to daughters Violet, eight, and Harper, five.

27th November 2013

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has teamed up with the Zac Brown Band on a new record after bonding with the country stars at this year's (13) Grammy Awards. The former Nirvana rocker produced the four-song Ep, titled The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, and played drums on the tracks. The record will be released next month (Dec13).

17th July 2013

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl joined veteran rockers Sha Na Na behind the drumkit for the band's 35th annual Grease Sing-A-Long event at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles at the weekend (13Jul13). The former Nirvana drummer donned a sparkly jacket for the group's cover of Little Richard's Lucille.

14th March 2013

Quote: "I can truthfully say out loud that Gangnam Style is one of my favourite songs of the past decade." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl is a big fan of Psy's 2012 smash hit.

14th March 2013

Quote: "When Kurt died, I was lost. I was numb. The music I had devoted my life to had now betrayed me. I had no voice. I turned off the radio. I put away my drums. I couldn't bear to hear someone else's voice singing about pain, or joy. It just hurt too much." Dave Grohl opens up about the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during his keynote address at the South by Southwest festival in Texas on Thursday (14Mar13).

7th March 2013

Tweet: "it is sad that we were unable to collaborate with Barry Manilow for 'Sound City'. (yes you read that right)." Rockers Weezer were disappointed Dave Grohl's plans to team them up with the legendary crooner fell through. The three acts had discussed plans for a collaboration for Grohl's documentary Sound City, about the California music studio where his band Nirvana recorded landmark album Nevermind.

21st February 2013

Quote: "Never in my wildest dreams did I think that in one evening I'd play Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary with John Fogerty, Fear's Beef Bologna with Lee Ving, and Masters of Reality's Blue Garden with Chris Goss. It was like my ultimate mixtape... and I'm in the band." Rocker Dave Grohl still can't believe he's a part of supergroup Sound City Players, which also includes Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield and members of his groups Nirvana and Foo Fighters.

20th February 2013

Quote: "I'm going home tomorrow to start work on a Foo Fighters record." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has ended the Foo Fighters hiatus, which he announced at the end of a world tour last year (12).

14th February 2013

Quote: "The first thing we had to do when we got it was open it up and scrub all the cocaine and fried chicken out of it." Rocker Dave Grohl on purchasing the fabled mixing desk from Los Angeles studio Sound City, where he recorded Nevermind with Nirvana.

7th February 2013

Quote: "We went through a stage where we were asking for underwear and stinky cheese on the same rider and I swear to God if I didn't have my Calvins and stinky cheese then there'd be no Foo Fighters show." Rocker Dave Grohl is very particular about his backstage treats at gigs.

6th February 2013

Fact: Rocker Dave Grohl's 2012 stint as a guest host on U.S. late-night show Chelsea Lately has paid off - he has returned to the programme to host a week of shows in Chelsea Handler's absence. The stand-in took over the Tv set on Monday (04Feb13).

5th February 2013

Quote: "She just kinda seems dead inside, like there's nothing behind her eyes." Dave Grohl on Britney Spears.

22nd January 2013

Quote: "I was terrified that they were gonna see the movie, hate it and not show up for the gig, but all of them were so emotional. Everyone just cried... and then we had a great gig." Rocker Dave Grohl was worried his Sound City Players supergroup bandmates wouldn't show up for their Sundance Film Festival debut gig in Utah on Friday (18Jan13), hours after watching his new documentary Sound City.

20th January 2013

Quote: "I can’t imagine ever doing anything else like it, because of the people involved and because I was so close to the meaning of the movie. I couldn’t make a f**king movie about (grocery store chain) Whole Foods, you know? If there was something else that was as important to me as Sound City, then I would probably consider it." Rocker Dave Grohl fears his moviemaking debut about the the studio where Nirvana recorded Nevermind will be his first and last stint as a director. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Friday (18Jan13).

19th January 2013

Fact: Dave Grohl debuted his new rock supergroup at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Friday night (18Jan13). The Sound City Players, which features Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen, as well as Grohl's Foo Fighters and Nirvana bandmates, hit the stage at the Park City festival after the premiere of the rocker's documentary debut Sound City.

7th December 2012

Fact: Rocker Dave Grohl added Tv host to his impressive resume on Thursday night (06Dec12) when he took charge of pal Chelsea Handler's E! show Chelsea Lately. The Foo Fighters star joked about preparing for his debut in a skit where he played drums, screamed at writers and smashed up a guitar during topic meetings. His guest on the show was funnyman Ray Romano.

7th December 2012

Quote: "The two things that made me realise my neighbourhood was cool is I went to my grocery store and they said, 'We're out of turkey bacon because Dr. Dre bought it all,' and my dry cleaners has (Ray Romano's) eight-by-10 (photo) signed, but it says, 'Sorry about the stains!'" Rocker Dave Grohl on his famous neighbours.

16th November 2012

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl will give the keynote address at the South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas in March (13). The rocker succeeds Bruce Springsteen, who gave the speech this year (12).

24th August 2012

Quote: "This isn't the first time I've been to this f**king festival. I've been here a few times. You know what my perfect festival night is? A little bit of sun, a little bit of rain, a little bit of beer, and lots of f**king good music... I want to dedicate this to all the bands who have played today." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl dedicates These Days to his bill pals at the Leeds Festival in England as heavy rain hit the site during the group's headlining spot on Friday (24Aug12).

13th February 2012

Quote: "We're four for four right now. We're good... All we gotta do now is play... Good thing it's the year that Adele released the greatest record ever. I don't think we're gonna be walking home with that one." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl was celebrating his Grammy Awards pre-ceremony success on the red carpet, but he doesn't think his band has a hope of winning the night's overall Best Album prize.

10th February 2012

Quote: "I never plan what I'm going to say when I get up on stage. My father was a speechwriter, and my mother was a public speaking teacher, and one thing that I've learned in life is that you never want to read a speech. That always jinxes it, anyway." Dave Grohl refuses to prepare a speech ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12). The Foo Fighters have been nominated for six trophies.

2nd February 2012

Fact: Rocker Dave Grohl is turning TV producer for a new comedy series. The Foo Fighters frontman is developing a new show all about the rock business with comedian Dana Gould, according to Deadline.com.

11th January 2012

Quote: "So many bands haven't won. Maybe it just wasn't our time. But the kids seemed to like it, and that's all that matters." Former Nirvana rocker Dave Grohl on the fact the trio failed to win a Grammy Award for their landmark album Nevermind.

11th January 2012

Quote: "2011 was very good to me. I was at a New Year's Eve party and someone asked me how was my year, and I said, 'I honestly think 2011 was the best year of my entire life', and I actually meant it." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl enjoyed 2011.

11th January 2012

Quote: "Take the Adele record, for example. It's an amazing record and everybody's so shocked that it's such a phenomenon. I'm not. You know why that record's huge? Because it's f**king good and it's real... Imagine if all records were that good. Do you think only one of them would sell? F**k no! All of them would. If all records were that good the music business would be on fire, but they're not." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl joins the celebrity Adele fan club.

5th January 2012

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is working on a secret new rock project with Ratt stars Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini.

10th September 2011

Tweet: "(It's) perhaps the greatest rock and roll anthem of all time. The one song that I'd send into space to help the aliens understand the human race." Rocker Dave Grohl on The Beatles' Hey Jude.

9th September 2011

Quote: "I'm really happy with what's happened over the last 16 years... and I love being in this band, but, honestly, Foo Fighters is, like, the stupidest f**king band name... It's a horrible name." Dave Grohl regrets naming his band Foo Fighters.

9th September 2011

Quote: "I read something that the creator of Glee was mouthing off about some friends of mine in rock bands and I just felt like, as a musician, you should be able to say, 'No... I don't wanna do your show'... Why should you have to say, 'OK, Glee, take my song and turn it into a f**king musical'?" Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl stirs up the feud between himself and Glee creator Ryan Murphy.

8th September 2011

Quote: "I was super stoked that she was there because had she not been there, I would have been the oldest person at the VMAs." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl was thrilled to see veteran actress Cloris Leachman at the MTV Video Music Awards.

29th August 2011

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dedicated his band's first MTV Video Music Award to the cable TV network's former Ceo Judy MCGrath, who resigned from her post earlier this year (11). The group won Best Rock Video for Walk at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night (28Aug11).

23rd July 2011

Quote: "I think we were all in shock after it happened. I went to (top restaurant) Benihana with a credit card like, 'Oh my God, this thing works!'" Rocker Dave Grohl on the sudden fortune he made from Nirvana's iconic album Nevermind.

2nd July 2011

Quote: "She's learned to say, 'Foo Fighters - rock and roll!' But when you put ear protectors on a kid, they just fall asleep. I look over and she's asleep." Dave Grohl's two-year-old daughter Harper isn't impressed by her dad's concerts.

29th June 2011

Quote: "Krist is in law school right now... He's not as footloose and fancy free as he was when he was a rock 'n' roller." Dave Grohl on former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic.

15th April 2011

Quote: "I got my ears checked once... I'll never do that again. They were like, 'You're deaf!'" Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl.

5th April 2011

Quote: "Bands are short now. They're little people. I don't know if it's genetics or evolution. I just remember dudes in bands being big. When I was in Queens of the Stone Age, it was like that movie The Warriors. When the four of us walked backstage the piano player stopped playing. Nobody f**ked with those dudes. They were big men." Dave Grohl prefers his rock stars to be larger than life.

31st March 2011

Quote: "We're very foodist. Unbeknownst to each other, we both had a list of the 50 best restaurants in Los Angeles and we're trying to check them all off. I think we've done about 12 so far." Queens Of The Stone Age rocker Josh Homme loves dining out with his pal, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

2nd March 2011

Quote: "My daughter Harper, who is not even two, can sing that Baby song. So whatever that dude did to brainwash the world with that crazy, music s**t he does, god bless him." Rocker Dave Grohl's little girl is a big fan of pop star Justin Bieber.

2nd February 2011

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl will be immortalised in a special edition of British rock magazine NME. The limited edition release, titled NME Icons: Dave Grohl, features interviews with the ex-Nirvana drummer and Queens of the Stone Age star Josh Homme, as well as a series of rare photos.

11th January 2011

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be named Godlike Genius at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London next month (Feb11). Giving his reaction to the news, the rocker says, "I don't think I'm godlike or a genius. It’s flattering." Grohl follows in the footsteps of music stars including Manic Street Preachers and The Cure.

10th January 2011

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl is to be honoured with the Godlike Genius prize at next month's (Feb11) NME Awards ceremony in London. Past recipients include New Order, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash and Paul Weller.

7th December 2010

Fact: Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl features on Michael Jackson's first posthumous album, MICHAEL, drumming on the track (I Can't Make It) Another Day, alongside Lenny Kravitz on guitar.

29th November 2010

Quote: "I have a faded Black Flag tattoo I tried to give myself when I was 12 that looks like I got shot in the arm with a piece of pencil lead." Dave Grohl on his obsession with punk icons Black Flag.

25th November 2010

Quote: "One of the things about the expanded Nirvana family, it doesn't matter how much time has passed, when you see each other you're immediately connected by that, by the good and bad things. When I see Krist, I hug him to celebrate our lives but I also hug him to console him." Dave Grohl is still close to NIRVANA bassist KRIST NOVOSELIC.

1st November 2010

Quote: "Right after this interview we're visiting a local pre-school we want our daughter to go to. So I've got to tidy up to assure them that I'm not like Alice Cooper or something like that. I have a short hair wig I put on - I call it my business wig - and a tie. The whole look is great." Rocker Dave Grohl likes to look smart for his daughter's teachers.

23rd June 2010

Quote: "It's been a while, but Dave is never short on ideas, he is always writing all the time. We've never had this much time off before, so I'm sure everybody is really excited about getting back to it." Foo Fighters star CHRIS SHIFLETT is excited to begin work on the group's long-awaited next album with frontman Dave Grohl.

21st April 2010

Quote: "That's how low-profile we actually were. It was a big secret we were both desperate to keep for whatever reason. He seems to be a little more public now." Former Hole star Melissa Auf der Maur confirms she dated Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl in the 1990s.

23rd March 2010

Fact: Lemmy, Slash and Dave Grohl are to team up for a performance of Motorhead’s Ace of Spades at Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards next month (Apr10) in Los Angeles.

10th December 2009

Quote: "His wife is gorgeous, man! She has the air of a President whereas Obama has the vibe of a laid-back surfer. He really puts you in a good mood." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on meeting America's First Family this year (09).

10th December 2009

Quote: "F**k Twitter! That's the biggest waste of time. If people got their face out of the internet and their head out of their a**, they might f**king get out and accomplish something." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl isn't a fan of social networking sites.

10th December 2009

Quote: "I'd invite Liam Gallagher, but then I'd secretly invite Noel, too. I'd get them together at the barbecue and make peace. I'm good at that, man. I can make people love each other." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has a plan to reunite warring Oasis siblings LIAM and Noel Gallagher.

24th November 2009

Fact: "I felt we've only just started to pick up steam. Why would we want to stop now? We all know we have so much more in us yet." Rocker Josh Homme confirms supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, which also features Dave Grohl and JOHN PAUL JONES, has plans to make a second album.

11th November 2009

Quote: "It's nice to be called the nicest man in rock. But it's funny because my bandmates would probably tell you otherwise. There's a side of me that's so f**king territorial, certain things make my claws come out and turn me into a very different person." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl admits he isn't always Mr Nice Guy.

29th October 2009

Quote: "I don't need to be the lead singer of a band. I am, fortunately, and I love doing it. But to go and sit at the drum set and be the utility guy, like 'Alright what do you need? How loud do you want it?' I just wanted to blow those guys away." Foo Fighters star and former Nirvana percussionist Dave Grohl is relishing his role back behind the drums for his new band Them Crooked Vultures.

23rd September 2009

Fact: Rocker Slash's upcoming solo album is promising to be a star-studded affair - he has added Velvet Revolver bandmate Duff Mckagan and Dave Grohl to the list of big name guests. The untitled release will also feature Nine Inch Nails star Josh Freese, ex-Jane's Addiction rocker Chris Chaney, Ozzy Osbourne, Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea, Iggy Pop, Fergie and Chris Cornell.

27th August 2009

Fact: Dave Grohl's new supergroup THEM CROOKED VULTURES made a surprise appearance in London on Wednesday night (26Aug09). The band, which also includes Led Zeppelin's JOHN PAUL JONES and Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, made their U.K. debut supporting the Arctic Monkeys at the O2 Brixton Academy. They are also rumoured to be making a surprise appearance at this weekend's (29-30Aug09) Reading and Leeds Festival in Britain.

19th March 2009

Quote: "I got trashed in the U2 dressing room. I had my pants around my ankles and I was holding a f**king wheel of cheese. I turn around and look, and its the drummer from U2, who just invited me to the f**king show." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl on his unfortunate first meeting with LARRY MULLEN.

27th February 2009

Quote: "I was knighted at Medieval Times. I was so drunk, and they made me kneel and put my head down. I almost blacked out." Dave Grohl was thrilled with his 40th birthday treat at California's dinner and jousting mecca.

30th October 2008

Fact: Velvet Revolver bassist Duff Mckagan joined Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and ZZ Top for a charity concert at the weekend (26Oct08) in Los Angeles. The show, at Pomona Fairplex, was part of Love Ride 25, a motorcycle charity event that has raised more than $20 million (GBP12.5 million) for charity since 1984. The TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno acted as Grand Marshall of the event.

22nd October 2008

Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is to have a street named after him in his home town of Warren, Ohio. The city council will unveil David Grohl Alley in a special ceremony.

13th October 2008

Fact: Residents in Dave Grohl's native Warren, Ohio have won a bid to have a road named after the rocker. Market Alley will now be changed to Dave Grohl Alley after a successful petition by local radio DJ Fast Freddie and police officer Joe O'Grady. The name change will be unveiled in a ceremony in the coming months, which the Foo Fighters frontman will be invited to.

2nd October 2008

Quote: "I don't know how many Led Zeppelin tattoos you have, but if they outnumber mine - then we need to talk." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is adamant he has the most impressive bodyart when it comes to tributes to the legendary rock band.

4th September 2008

Quote: "Some people go to church when they are young. I listened to Led Zeppelin. I flew over from the U.S. just to give these guys the award and I'm flying back in about eight hours time." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a special trip to London to present Jimmy Page and Robert Plant with a gong at the recent GQ Men of the Year Awards.

26th June 2008

Quote: " I was pretty nervous beforehand, but it was an amazing night. The crowd were great, and come on, having Jimmy Page and JOHN PAUL JONES on stage? How could I not be excited about that? The question now, though, is where do we go from here?" Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on giving a once in lifetime performance with the Led Zeppelin rockers at London's Wembley Stadium earlier this month (Jun08).

4th June 2008

Quote: "Mondays should be TAYLOR HAWKINS Day." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl wants a national holiday for his drummer.

25th February 2008

Quote: "My bedroom door won't stay open for some reason, so I keep it open with my awards." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl explains how he latest gongs have come in handy at home.

20th February 2008

Quote: "Wish we could be there, but we just sold out Madison Square Garden!" Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl accepts his band's Brit Award for International Album for ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE + GRACE.

11th February 2008

Fact: On winning the coveted Best Rock Album award for ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE + Grace, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dedicated the honour to his one-year-old daughter Violet who he said inspired him to write the record.

16th January 2008

Quote: "Having a child made me feel like a superman in a way because I had to be. Just as I can't be afraid to ride the Spider-Man roller coaster at Magic Mountain when it's time, I can't be scared of writing things that I really feel. There are a lot of things that I kept myself from saying over the years." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl credits baby daughter VIOLET with helping him to write more confessional lyrics.

21st December 2007

Quote: "I took a couple of hits of acid on a boat from England to Belgium once, and I wound up running around in circles for three hours, hallucinating that tiny dinosaurs were chewing everybody's ankles. That was f**ked up. I didn't come down for 12 hours." Rocker Dave Grohl describes a dramatic drug experience.

19th December 2007

Quote: "I'm not going to be one of those rock star parents with massive piles of cocaine lying around for the 10-year-olds to play with." Rocker Dave Grohl is a responsible dad.

18th December 2007

Quote: "I'd like to imagine I won't end up in hell, but I think I've done too much acid and listened to too much death metal to sit on a cloud next to God with angels floating above my head." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl regrets the wild antics of his youth.

12th December 2007

Quote: "That was amazing. Jason Bonham was fantastic on drums. I think he was even better than me." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl was awestruck by Led Zeppelin's reunion gig at London's O2 Arena on Monday night (10Dec07).

28th November 2007

Quote: "Originally we wanted (girl group) L7 to be the cheerleaders; instead I think they got porn stars." Dave Grohl on the idea behind the cheerleaders in Nirvana's SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT video.

23rd November 2007

Quote: "If I write about a couple who did drugs together, it is automatically assumed that I'm writing about KURT (COBAIN) and Courtney Love. But I've known lots of junkies." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl shies away from certain lyrics because he fears they will be misinterpreted.

16th November 2007

Quote: "I don't feel like a rock God, I wake up every morning and take a s**t just like everybody else." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl insists he is no rock legend.

9th November 2007

Quote: "I don't wear it like a badge. It starts sitting like a chip on your shoulder. I was in a huge band at one point of my life and I can't believe that happened to me, but I'm not looking back." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on why he doesn't dwell on his time in legendary rock band NIRVANA.

9th November 2007

Quote: "There are times where I'll walk upstairs after the show, and my mom will be sitting on the couch with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, drinking a pint of beer. She's totally cool." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl likes having his mother on tour with the band.

17th September 2007

Quote: "As much as he looks like a gunslinger that would eat your face off, he is one of the nicest people I've ever met." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl on grizzled Motorhead frontman Lemmy.

17th September 2007

Quote: "PARIS is f**kin' lame. She's more offensive to me than anything - a total rading, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut. I pray that my daughter will not turn out like her." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl isn't a fan of Paris Hilton.

15th September 2007

Quote: "She played on our last record and I was so surprised at how normal and pleasant she was for being such a musical genius." Rocker Dave Grohl on his admiration for Norah Jones.

11th September 2007

Quote: "I had the hugest crush on Sissy Spacek after seeing CARRIE. She was my ideal woman - beautiful, petite and possessed." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl on his unlikely crush on actress Spacek.

10th September 2007

Quote: "That makes me want to punch a wall. I can't stand it." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl hates the sound of people chewing loudly.

30th July 2007

Quote: "I still listen to Slayer once a week." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dismisses the suggestion fatherhood has softened him.

11th November 2006

Quote: "Don't be fooled by that 'nicest guy in rock' tag - he's a little devil with lots of mischief in his back pocket." Tenacious D star Jack Black on working with Dave Grohl on his new biopic.

20th March 2006

Quote: "It's a family name, so it's very nice. It's not, like, MOONCHILD or TINKERBELL or something like that." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl on his choice of name for his first baby, which is due next month (APR06).

28th November 2005

Quote: <p>"There is no f**king vote in this band. I'm the Ayatollah of rock 'n' rollah (sic) when it comes to Foo Fighters." Rocker Dave Grohl insists there's only one boss in his band. </p>

23rd November 2005

Quote: <p>"We're not snorting lines of cocaine off strippers' back tattoos. We might have a couple (of) beers and a couple (of) shots before and after the show, but at the end of the day, it's all about the pizza on the bus." FOO FIGHTERS star Dave Grohl admits like on the road is a lot more mellow than it used to be. </p>

23rd November 2005

Quote: <p>"No one should cover (LED) ZEPPELIN. That's like slapping your grandma in the face or something." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. </p>

31st August 2005

Quote: <p>"Glastonbury is for smelly hippies, The V Festival is for the clean people, the f**king yuppies. The Reading Festival is for dirty f**king rockers who come out to have a good time." Dave Grohl analyses English music festivals. </p>

26th August 2005

Quote: <p>"Everyone else thinks I'm nice but the people that know me think I'm a total f**king a**hole." Foo Fighters's Dave Grohl wants to lose his 'nicest man in rock' tag. </p>

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