27 Incredible Dave Grohl Quotes

27 Incredible Dave Grohl Quotes

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Dave Grohl is a instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer from Warren, Ohio. He gained fame while drumming for the iconic grunge band Nirvana. After the death of Kurt Cobain he went on to found his current band Foo Fighters. The band is internationally famous and have won many awards.

“All I really had was a suitcase and my drums. So I took them up to Seattle and hoped it would work.”

“CBGB represents a lot to New York City and to underground rock and to new wave and post-punk and whatever. But, you know, it’s like tearing down the Jefferson Memorial or something.”

“CBGB was a wild place, … The first time I ever played there was in 1987, I think, with my hardcore band, Scream. And I remember the craziest [thing] about that club was you could be in
front of the stage and it could be louder than any show you’ve ever been to in your life. But if you were towards the back of the club at the bar, you could sit and have a conversation with
someone. It was the weirdest thing to me.”

“Eventually, we got a bus. I was like, “Holy shit! It’s like a van with a bathroom and a TV!” They kept the generators running so there’d be power inside. I remember Krist saying, “Dude,
you’re single-handedly destroying the ozone layer with that fucking generator. Turn it off.” All these other buses were pumping all this shit in the air, and we were sitting there in
complete darkness because we felt guilty.”

“Foo Fighters is the stupidest fucking name.”

“Going out and playing music – that’s what I do. I don’t do much else.”

“Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It’s a black wall. It’s a thief.”

“Heavy Metal would not exist without Led Zeppelin, and if it did, it would suck.”

“How could you not want to do this? I get to sit around and talk about rock’n’roll all day, then go play music with my friends and laugh my arse off backstage, until it’s time to have a beer
and get 80,000 people to sing with me. That’s not work!”

“I can truly say out loud that ‘Gangnam Style’ is one of my favourite fucking songs of the past decade. Is it any better or worse than the latest Atoms for Peace album?”

“I like to keep things going, … No breaks… We have such little time together!”

“I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it’s not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up
listening to Beatles records on my floor. That’s how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be a musician.”

“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.”

“If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s gathering people together to do something fun.”

“I’m so not macho. It’s crazy. My man cave is so not a man cave.”

“It was that famous joke: What’s the last thing the drummer said before he got kicked out of the band? ‘Hey, I wrote a song.’”

“It’s YOUR VOICE. Cherish it. Respect it. Nurture it. Challenge it. Stretch it and scream until it’s fucking gone because everyone is blessed with at least that, and who knows how long it
will last.”

“I’ve always been a fan of melody and emotional melancholy, whether it was Rites of Spring or Tears for Fears or Neil Young. If I hear a song that has a sweet melody, I’m a sucker for it,
whether it’s Linkin Park or Little Richard.”

“One of the great things about Taylor Hawkins is his…shirtless body, really.”

“The thing that will never go away is that connection you make with a band or a song where you’re moved by the fact that it’s real people making music. You make that human connection with a
song like ‘Let It Be’ or ‘Long and Winding Road’ or a song like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘Roxanne,’ any of those songs. They sound like people making music.”

“Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.”

“We’d pull into small towns, and thousands of people would come to be rescued by this man.”

“What’s the last thing a drummer says in a band? “Hey guys, why don’t we try one of my songs?”

“When I listen to music these days, and I hear Pro Tools and drums that sound like a machine – it kinda sucks the life out of music.”

“When I listen to the radio, I just hear so much music that doesn’t even sound like people. The vocals are all tuned, and the drums are all fake.”

“When you’re young, you’re not afraid of what comes next. You’re excited by it.”

“You have to understand, we’re a really simple band. We think we suck and we try really hard to make good records and we practice. We don’t feel like the biggest, best band in the world. We
just feel like the same five dorks that were touring in a van 17 years ago, that hasn’t changed.”