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In Grohl We Trust: How Dave Grohl is Saving Rock and Roll


Dave Grohl: The Savior of Rock and Roll

Well-loved by fans and respected by peers, Dave Grohl has become what some would call 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 time and time again how he is saving rock and roll one day at a time and here’s proof:

Dave Grohl falls off the stage in Sweden, severely breaking his leg, but he’s dead set on finishing this show. So he has the EMT jump onstage to actually hold his ankle while he is sitting in a chair. I guess he realizes the severity because he then makes a quick ER run to a local hospital only to return and continue the show sitting down like a true bad ass rock star. Kings of Leon cancel a show for bird poop and Morrissey has the sniffles canceling his entire tour. Dave Grohl? Hold his beer, he’ll be right back.
Now if that’s not a rockstar move, I’m not sure what is.

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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. I mean heck, the dude even rocked the stage for Yo Gabba Gabba! Move over Foofa.


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.


Dave Grohl Birthday Show Forum

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. I could listen to this on repeat and the fact is, I do. Frequently.

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 of Record Store Day to promote their latest album, Wasting Light. The JetSet Family was fortunate 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 in L.A. The thrill reminded fans of the “good old days” when rock shows were fun and how they should be.


Beat The Bots

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 a Time

Dave Grohl is one of America’s greatest storytellers. In his HBO docu-series, 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:

Record Store Day with Foo Fighter

Sonic Highways: Foo Fighters Play The Roxy – Sunset Strip

Fans Discuss Their Favorite Foo Fighters Experience

I’m In Someone’s Backyard with President Obama + the Foo Fighters are Performing…

Foo Fighters St. Patrick’s Day Show at iHeart Radio 

Dave Grohl’s Birthday Party Was Better Than Yours + I Was There 


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