Dave Grohl recently caught up with Kerrang! Magazine in Sweden to talk about some of the biggest shows he’s played, fans that made him humble, and his first ever punk rock show.

It seems like Foo Fighters are constantly on tour or recording music, not to mention the string of other side projects Grohl has been involved in such as QOTSA, Probot, and Them Crooked Vultures, to name a few.

"The first show I ever saw, and the one that made me want to play in a band, was at a punk rock club in Chicago in 1983" - Grohl

Grohl goes on to talk about a kid he met backstage in catering at one of his shows recently, a kid from Finland who told Grohl, he was the reason he started to play music.

I met some kid at catering the other day, he was in a band from Finland. He came up and said he started playing guitar because of us, which is the ultimate flattery
- Grohl

Grohl then goes onto to talk about his appreciation for the musicians that inspired him, and how he hope’s he’s also inspiring more and more people to follow their passions.

“I know who my heroes are, and I’ve showered all of them with praise and blessing, to their faces, because I wouldn’t be the musician that I am if not for them. It’s hard to imagine someone saying the same thing to me, that they’d seen us at their first show and we made them want to play music, but I hope that there’s someone out there I’ve inspired a little bit…” - Dave Grohl

Read the full Kerrang interview here.

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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