If I was a teenager knowing what I know now I would stalk David Grohl, in a non creepy fan obsessed manner, until he allowed me to be his intern. I should have become a musician. I love Dave. Why?
Because he is honest and true to his passion that is music. He is loved by his peers. He gives some of the greatest interviews and performances you can see on YouTube. Dave may have made his name by playing in Nirvana but he didn’t rest on his laurels and continued to create some awesome music via the Foo Fighters.
There is nothing I have watched with David Grohl that wasn’t just really cool.
What Does Dave think about TV shows like American Idol or the Voice?
“When I think about kids watching a TV show like American Idol or The Voice, then they think, ‘Oh, OK, that’s how you become a musician, you stand in line for eight fucking hours with 800 people at a convention center and… then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it’s not fuckin’ good enough.’ Can you imagine?” he implores. “It’s destroying the next generation of musicians! Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy and old fucking drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they’ll suck, too. And then they’ll fucking start playing and they’ll have the best time they’ve ever had in their lives and then all of a sudden they’ll become Nirvana. Because that’s exactly what happened with Nirvana. Just a bunch of guys that had some shitty old instruments and they got together and started playing some noisy-ass shit, and they became the biggest band in the world. That can happen again! You don’t need a fucking computer or the internet or The Voice or American Idol.” – Dave Grohl
What would Dave say to a new band just starting?
Watch Dave play with two of the greatest musicians of all time Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones
Rock and Roll
Are you still unconvinced how awesome Dave Grohl is? Watch his SXSW Keynote Speech
How about some of my favorite tunes from Dave
Queen’s Tie Your Mother Down
I may be biased but Dave is a rock star for everyman. Thanks for everything Dave!!!
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