In Grohl We Trust: How Dave Grohl is Saving Rock and Roll
Well-loved by fans and respected by peers, Dave Grohl has become the patron saint of rock and roll. Actions speak louder than words. We talk a lot about how rad Dave Grohl and his band the Foo Fighters are, but this guy is single-handedly proving over and over how he is saving rock and roll one day at a time and here’s proof:
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Grohl is multi-generational. Grandparents see him on Ellen and HBO discussing his plans for Sonic Highways, parents saw him live with Nirvana, and kids love Foo Fighters. He’s preserving rock and roll across all demographics.
Dave Grohl’s Birthday Party was Better Than Yours
Yep, and we were there! Dave Grohl celebrated his birthday with an all-star concert at the Forum in Los Angeles featuring Paul Stanley (KISS), Alice Cooper, Slash, Tenacious D, Trombone Shorty, David Lee Roth, the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Zakk Wylde and more.
No collaborations are off-limits with Dave Grohl
In one of my favorite behind-the-scenes music sessions, Dave Grohl lays down an incredible drum track for the song, “Mantra” with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
Record Store Day Concerts with Foo Fighters
Not once, but twice Dave Grohl brought the band to play full set free concerts inside small record stores in celebration for Record Store Day to promote their latest album, Wasting Light. The JetSet Family was fortune enough to attend this one at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA.
Grohl made being a music fan fun again
Between super secret shows in L.A. where the bands left hints on their Twitter feed the day of the show, to pop up stores and randomly showing up for impromptu sets all over the nation for the Sonic Highways tour, no other band of this magnitude has ever done this before with the exception of Rolling Stones at the Fonda and Guns ‘N Roses at The Troubadour. The thrill reminded fans of the “good old days” when rock shows were fun and how they should be.
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Foo Fighters Declare War on Scalpers with North American Stadium Tour
Foo Fighters publicly declared war on scalpers for their North American stadium tour by allowing fans to purchase tickets directly at the venue before offering them online. Those lucky enough to stand in line scored someone the best seats in the house and didn’t have to pay any additional Ticketmaster charges. Score! Thanks Dave.
He’s Archiving Music One City at at Time
Dave Grohl is one of America’s greatest storytellers. In his HBO docuseries, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl travels across the U.S. as he and the band explore the history of American music with one-on-one interviews with music legends. During each visit, the band composes and performs a song inspired by what they’ve learned to be featured on the Sonic Highways album.
Hint: New Orleans is AMAZING
Dancing Dave is Here Again…
Simply put, Dave’s a rock icon for the people. You never know when he’ll jump into a crowd during a Foo Fighters show and dance with the fans to Rolling Stones covers. I was lucky enough to be at this super secret show at The Roxy on Sunset for the Sonic Highways premiere of the L.A. episode.
Needless to say, it was a really fun night.
The Ultimate Garage Band
Not only did Foo Fighters accept a Grammy for the album “Wasting Light” which was recorded in his garage, but the Foo Fighters also played an entire super secret garage tour at homes of fans across the U.S.
For those just stumbling upon this page for the first time, I write about my first-hand Foo experiences a lot on the blog, so make sure to check out some of these posts as well:
Foo Fighters St. Patrick’s Day Show at iHeart Radio
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