Fact: Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Maroon 5 will headline this year's (17) BottleRock Napa Valley festival in California. The event, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend (26-28May17), will also feature MACklemore & Ryan Lewis, Modest Mouse, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Roots, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, and Fitz & The Tantrums.
Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a guest appearance on Tuesday's (29Nov16) episode of U.S. comedy show Drunk History to act out Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's retelling of the life of American statesman Alexander Hamilton. The rocker portrayed a gossiping Founding Father on the show, which also featured Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, and Tony Hale.
Fact: Foo Fighters fans are in with a chance of having their names emblazoned on Dave Grohl's broken leg. The rocker fell from the stage at a show in Sweden last week (ends14Jun15) and a new website called Sign Dave's Cast has been set up. Fans can upload signatures and a lucky few will be put on a cast to be sent to Grohl. A message posted on the site reads, "Sign Dave's cast on Twitter by posting with #SignDavesCast... as many as possible will be printed on an actual cast sleeve that will be sent to Dave."
Quote: "It was a pretty terrible thing to have happened but at the end of the day, he was very lucky because it was about a 12-foot stage so it could have been much worse... (Carrying on) showed who he was." Dave Grohl's friend and collaborator Josh Homme reveals his shock after the Foo Fighters frontman broke his leg in a stage fall in Sweden and carried on with the gig. The band has since cancelled a slew of shows, including a headline slot at Britain's Glastonbury Festival.
Quote: "I didn't wanna say anything, but... this is the last tour the Foo Fighters are ever gonna do. Nah, I'm just f**king with you! We can't f**king break up now, you know that, right? It'd be like your grandparents getting a divorce." Dave Grohl jokes with the audience at a FOO FIGHTERS show in England this week (beg25May15).
Fact: The Foo Fighters will be retiring late-night TV host David Letterman's final musical guests when he presents his last The Late Show in America on Wednesday (20May15). Bob Dylan made a rare appearance on Letterman's penultimate show on Tuesday (19May15), but Dave Grohl's band, which landed a week-long residency on the show last year (14), will be the last act to perform.
Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl honoured the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge campaign and its co-founder, Pat Quinn, at the Webby Awards on Monday night (18May15).The rocker took the challenge himself last year (14) and recreated the bucket of blood scene from horror classic Carrie for a viral video, which also featured his bandmates. The Ice Bucket Challenge raised over $220 million (GBP147,000) to fight ALS and the celebrity-themed videos posted online also helped increase worldwide awareness of the disease. Quinn is currently battling ALS.
Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl thrilled music fans at the Conejo Valley Days county fair in California over the weekend (09May15) when he stepped up onstage to join drummer Taylor Hawkins' covers band Chevy Metal. The two Foo Fighters stars and their bandmates ripped through renditions of Alice Cooper's School's Out, Bryan Adams' Summer of '69 and My Sharona by The Knack, among other favourites.
Fact: Jane's Addiction drummer STEPHEN PERKINS is offering up a recorded music lesson to raise money for multiple sclerosis relief. The rocker has offered one lucky fan the chance to spend two hours with him at the Foo Fighters' private 606 Studio in California, learning all about his tricks and beats, as an auction item for the upcoming Rock Against MS benefit. The lesson will be recorded by longtime Foo Fighters engineer John Lousteau.
Fact: Rockers the Foo Fighters will celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday (18April15) by performing at a store in Niles, Ohio close to the street named after frontman Dave Grohl, who is the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2015. The group will hit the stage at the Record Connection, near Dave Grohl Alley at noon, local time.
Quote: "To this day, I've never done cocaine because I know me... (I've) never tried heroin. Pills are lame. I like wine. I'm the fun drunk." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl has given up all hallucinogenics and drugs but loves a good glass of wine.
Quote: "I never, ever, ever have control of music in the car. I try to brainwash them with like the Beatles or the Rolling Stones and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, it's like, 'It's all about that bass, that bass.' And Katy Perry is huge. My daughter Harper, I don't even know if she knows the words, but she'll sing these Katy Perry songs like they're her own songs." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl doesn't have any say on the music he and his three young daughters listen to when he drives them to school.
Quote: "She has huge blue eyes, she smiles a lot, and she weighs about 36 pounds. She's adorable - you can see the resemblance." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl gave fans the first peek of his three-month-old daughter Ophelia by drawing a caricature of the newborn in lieu of sharing an actual photo during a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Grohl is already father to daughters Violet, eight, and Harper, five.
Quote: "What happened to U2, man? I don’t think people are that hyped on them... It (new album Songs of Innocence) just kinda sounds like a fart any way you listen to it." Foo Fighters star Taylor Hawkins isn't a fan of U2's new album.
Fact: The Foo Fighters will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a massive stadium concert in Washington D.C. The 20th Anniversary Blowout show will take place at RFK Stadium on Independence Day (04Jul) next year (15). Dave Grohl and his bandmates will headline a day of celebrations.
Fact: The Foo Fighters are taking up a week-long residency on U.S. Tv's Late Show With David Letterman from next Monday (13Oct14) to perform tracks from their forthcoming album, Sonic Highways. The band will play with special guests each night, while frontman Dave Grohl will sit down for an interview with host Letterman at the start of the week.
Tweet: "@SoundCityStudio Thank you, Tom. For all the music... Tom Skeeter Rip." Dave Grohl's band Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Sound City Studios boss Tom Skeeter following his death last week (ends14Sep14). Skeeter featured in Grohl's 2012 documentary about the studios, Sound City.
Fact: Rockers the Foo Fighters will perform in Brighton, England on Wednesday night (10Sep14) as The Holy S**ts. Dave Grohl and his bandmates will warm-up for new shows at the Concorde 2 venue.
Fact: Foo Fighters fans in Richmond, Virginia have launched a campaign to bring the Times Like These rockers to their town for the first time in 15 years. A group of devotees have started a fundraising drive on CrowdHoster.com and are selling tickets for $50 (£31) in the hope of raising $70,000 (£43,750) to fund the show. The ticket money will be refunded if the band declines to play.
Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Slipknot's Corey Taylor are among the stars who have contributed to a new record by supergroup Teenage Time Killer. The band is the brainchild of Corrosion of Conformity rockers Mike Dean and Reed Mullin. Other contributors include former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.
Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl is set to become a dad again - the rocker's wife is pregnant with the couple's third child. The former Nirvana drummer wed Jordyn Blum in 2003 and they are already parents to daughters Violet, eight, and Harper, five.
Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has teamed up with the Zac Brown Band on a new record after bonding with the country stars at this year's (13) Grammy Awards. The former Nirvana rocker produced the four-song Ep, titled The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, and played drums on the tracks. The record will be released next month (Dec13).
Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl joined veteran rockers Sha Na Na behind the drumkit for the band's 35th annual Grease Sing-A-Long event at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles at the weekend (13Jul13). The former Nirvana drummer donned a sparkly jacket for the group's cover of Little Richard's Lucille.
Fact: Bookmakers in Britain have named Foo Fighters and Kasabian as early favourites to headline the 2014 Glastonbury festival with odds of 6/1. Experts at William Hill have also given odds of 25/1 that defunct rockers Oasis will reform for a slot at the iconic event.
Quote: "I'm going home tomorrow to start work on a Foo Fighters record." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has ended the Foo Fighters hiatus, which he announced at the end of a world tour last year (12).
Fact: Muse have broken Foo Fighters' chart record in America for the longest number run on Billboard's alternative countdown. The trio's single Madness has just notched up a 19th week at the top of the chart - one week longer than the Foo Fighters' The Pretender, which has held the record since 2007.
Fact: America's Bamboozle Festival has been cancelled for 2013. The event marked its 10th anniversary in New Jersey earlier this year (12) with a line-up that featured Bon Jovi, the Foo Fighters and dubstep Dj Skrillex. No reason was given for the annual gig's axe, but it is expected to return in 2014.
Fact: The Foo Fighters helped Apple bosses launch the new iPhone 5 in Californina on Wednesday (12Sep12) by performing a low-key unplugged gig at the unveiling.
Fact: The Foo Fighters warmed up for their Democratic National Convention performance with a three-and-a-half-hour hits set at a Rock the Vote concert in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday night (05Sep12). Dave Grohl and his band took to the stage at the Dnc in the city on Thursday night (06Sep12).
Quote: "This isn't the first time I've been to this f**king festival. I've been here a few times. You know what my perfect festival night is? A little bit of sun, a little bit of rain, a little bit of beer, and lots of f**king good music... I want to dedicate this to all the bands who have played today." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl dedicates These Days to his bill pals at the Leeds Festival in England as heavy rain hit the site during the group's headlining spot on Friday (24Aug12).
Quote: "We're four for four right now. We're good... All we gotta do now is play... Good thing it's the year that Adele released the greatest record ever. I don't think we're gonna be walking home with that one." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl was celebrating his Grammy Awards pre-ceremony success on the red carpet, but he doesn't think his band has a hope of winning the night's overall Best Album prize.
Quote: "We would not be here if Dave Grohl didn't come up with these amazing songs and we didn't come in there and try to f**k them up for him." Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins pays tribute to his frontman while accepting the group's Best Rock Song Grammy honour for their tune Walk.
Quote: "I never plan what I'm going to say when I get up on stage. My father was a speechwriter, and my mother was a public speaking teacher, and one thing that I've learned in life is that you never want to read a speech. That always jinxes it, anyway." Dave Grohl refuses to prepare a speech ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12). The Foo Fighters have been nominated for six trophies.
Quote: "2011 was very good to me. I was at a New Year's Eve party and someone asked me how was my year, and I said, 'I honestly think 2011 was the best year of my entire life', and I actually meant it." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl enjoyed 2011.
Quote: "Take the Adele record, for example. It's an amazing record and everybody's so shocked that it's such a phenomenon. I'm not. You know why that record's huge? Because it's f**king good and it's real... Imagine if all records were that good. Do you think only one of them would sell? F**k no! All of them would. If all records were that good the music business would be on fire, but they're not." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl joins the celebrity Adele fan club.
Fact: The Foo Fighters rocked New York's Madison Square Garden on Sunday night (13Nov110 with a little help from alt-rock legend Bob Mould and Joan Jett. The odd couple joined Dave Grohl and his band at the end of their three-hour set for covers of Jett's Bad Reputation and Tom Petty's Breakdown.
Fact: Roger Waters performed Pink Floyd's In The Flesh with the Foo Fighters on TV in America on Tuesday (27Sep11) as part of late night chat show host Jimmy Fallon's week-long tribute to the classic rock band. Pearl Jam and MGMT will also perform Pink Floyd classics as part of the celebration.
Quote: "I read something that the creator of Glee was mouthing off about some friends of mine in rock bands and I just felt like, as a musician, you should be able to say, 'No... I don't wanna do your show'... Why should you have to say, 'OK, Glee, take my song and turn it into a f**king musical'?" Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl stirs up the feud between himself and Glee creator Ryan Murphy.
Quote: "I was super stoked that she was there because had she not been there, I would have been the oldest person at the VMAs." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl was thrilled to see veteran actress Cloris Leachman at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dedicated his band's first MTV Video Music Award to the cable TV network's former Ceo Judy MCGrath, who resigned from her post earlier this year (11). The group won Best Rock Video for Walk at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night (28Aug11).
Fact: Foo Fighters, Muse, Coldplay and Eminem are all on the bill for this year's (11) Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Illinois. The event, which runs from 5 - 7 August (11), will also feature Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite and Cee Lo Green. This year's (11) festival marks the event's 20th anniversary.
Quote: "There's a lot of kids backstage. We're all fathers... and those kids can trash a dressing room like Van Halen wish they could." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl on the band's backstage creche at concerts.
Quote: "We're very foodist. Unbeknownst to each other, we both had a list of the 50 best restaurants in Los Angeles and we're trying to check them all off. I think we've done about 12 so far." Queens Of The Stone Age rocker Josh Homme loves dining out with his pal, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
Fact: Motorhead rocker Lemmy has scored a cameo appearance in the music video for a new song by the Foo Fighters. The veteran musician is seen driving the band around in the promo for upcoming track WHITE LIMO.
Fact: Eminem, Muse and the Foo Fighters have been confirmed as the headliners at this summer's (11) Lollapalooza music festival. Lollapalooza 2011 will take place in Chicago, Illinois from 5-7 August (11).
Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl will be immortalised in a special edition of British rock magazine NME. The limited edition release, titled NME Icons: Dave Grohl, features interviews with the ex-Nirvana drummer and Queens of the Stone Age star Josh Homme, as well as a series of rare photos.
Fact: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be named Godlike Genius at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London next month (Feb11). Giving his reaction to the news, the rocker says, "I don't think I'm godlike or a genius. It’s flattering." Grohl follows in the footsteps of music stars including Manic Street Preachers and The Cure.
Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl is to be honoured with the Godlike Genius prize at next month's (Feb11) NME Awards ceremony in London. Past recipients include New Order, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash and Paul Weller.
Quote: "It's been a while, but Dave is never short on ideas, he is always writing all the time. We've never had this much time off before, so I'm sure everybody is really excited about getting back to it." Foo Fighters star CHRIS SHIFLETT is excited to begin work on the group's long-awaited next album with frontman Dave Grohl.
Fact: Foo Fighters star CHRIS SHIFLETT has formed a new country band with Mavericks guitarist Eddie Perez. The group is called The Dead Peasants.
Quote: "That's how low-profile we actually were. It was a big secret we were both desperate to keep for whatever reason. He seems to be a little more public now." Former Hole star Melissa Auf der Maur confirms she dated Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl in the 1990s.
Quote: "His wife is gorgeous, man! She has the air of a President whereas Obama has the vibe of a laid-back surfer. He really puts you in a good mood." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on meeting America's First Family this year (09).
Quote: "F**k Twitter! That's the biggest waste of time. If people got their face out of the internet and their head out of their a**, they might f**king get out and accomplish something." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl isn't a fan of social networking sites.
Quote: "I'd invite Liam Gallagher, but then I'd secretly invite Noel, too. I'd get them together at the barbecue and make peace. I'm good at that, man. I can make people love each other." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has a plan to reunite warring Oasis siblings LIAM and Noel Gallagher.
Quote: "It's nice to be called the nicest man in rock. But it's funny because my bandmates would probably tell you otherwise. There's a side of me that's so f**king territorial, certain things make my claws come out and turn me into a very different person." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl admits he isn't always Mr Nice Guy.
Fact: Rockers Foo Fighters are hitting the social networking scene - the band will broadcast its Studio 606 gig live from California via Facebook. The session will be streamed on Saturday (31Oct09) and fans will able to watch by clicking on the group's official page.
Quote: "I don't need to be the lead singer of a band. I am, fortunately, and I love doing it. But to go and sit at the drum set and be the utility guy, like 'Alright what do you need? How loud do you want it?' I just wanted to blow those guys away." Foo Fighters star and former Nirvana percussionist Dave Grohl is relishing his role back behind the drums for his new band Them Crooked Vultures.
Quote: "I got trashed in the U2 dressing room. I had my pants around my ankles and I was holding a f**king wheel of cheese. I turn around and look, and its the drummer from U2, who just invited me to the f**king show." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl on his unfortunate first meeting with LARRY MULLEN.
Fact: Rockers Foo Fighters will be unlikely judges on an upcoming Thanksgiving (27-30Nov08) episode of U.S. reality cooking contest TOP CHEF.
Fact: Velvet Revolver bassist Duff Mckagan joined Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and ZZ Top for a charity concert at the weekend (26Oct08) in Los Angeles. The show, at Pomona Fairplex, was part of Love Ride 25, a motorcycle charity event that has raised more than $20 million (GBP12.5 million) for charity since 1984. The TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno acted as Grand Marshall of the event.
Quote: "I don't know how many Led Zeppelin tattoos you have, but if they outnumber mine - then we need to talk." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is adamant he has the most impressive bodyart when it comes to tributes to the legendary rock band.
Quote: "Some people go to church when they are young. I listened to Led Zeppelin. I flew over from the U.S. just to give these guys the award and I'm flying back in about eight hours time." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a special trip to London to present Jimmy Page and Robert Plant with a gong at the recent GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Fact: The Flaming Lips will perform a medley from rock opera TOMMY as part of The Who's VH1 Rock Honours tribute concert in Los Angeles on Saturday (12Jul08). Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam will also perform classic The Who tracks as part of the show.
Quote: " I was pretty nervous beforehand, but it was an amazing night. The crowd were great, and come on, having Jimmy Page and JOHN PAUL JONES on stage? How could I not be excited about that? The question now, though, is where do we go from here?" Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on giving a once in lifetime performance with the Led Zeppelin rockers at London's Wembley Stadium earlier this month (Jun08).
Quote: "Let's just say there's not exactly a huge wall of cool holding us back." Foo Fighters' bassist NATE MENDEL insists the rockers aren't worried about being trendy.
Quote: "Wish we could be there, but we just sold out Madison Square Garden!" Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl accepts his band's Brit Award for International Album for ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE + GRACE.
Fact: On winning the coveted Best Rock Album award for ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE + Grace, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dedicated the honour to his one-year-old daughter Violet who he said inspired him to write the record.
Quote: "Having a child made me feel like a superman in a way because I had to be. Just as I can't be afraid to ride the Spider-Man roller coaster at Magic Mountain when it's time, I can't be scared of writing things that I really feel. There are a lot of things that I kept myself from saying over the years." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl credits baby daughter VIOLET with helping him to write more confessional lyrics.
Fact: Al Gore's 2008 Live Earth concerts, which featured artists including Madonna, Foo Fighters and Snoop Dogg performing in venues across the globe, are to be honoured at a major environmental awards ceremony later this month (27Jan08). They will join Switzerland's Paleo Festival Nyon and Denmark's Roskilde Festival in winning a prize at the Midem Green World Awards in Cannes, France.
Quote: "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." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl regrets the wild antics of his youth.
Quote: "That was amazing. Jason Bonham was fantastic on drums. I think he was even better than me." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl was awestruck by Led Zeppelin's reunion gig at London's O2 Arena on Monday night (10Dec07).
Fact: The Foo Fighters' one-off show at London's Wembley Stadium on 7 June 2008 has sold out within moments of the tickets going on sale - fans snapped up the opportunity to see the rockers at the 90,000-capacity venue in six minutes on Friday morning (23Nov07).
Quote: "If I write about a couple who did drugs together, it is automatically assumed that I'm writing about KURT (COBAIN) and Courtney Love. But I've known lots of junkies." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl shies away from certain lyrics because he fears they will be misinterpreted.
Quote: "I don't wear it like a badge. It starts sitting like a chip on your shoulder. I was in a huge band at one point of my life and I can't believe that happened to me, but I'm not looking back." Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on why he doesn't dwell on his time in legendary rock band NIRVANA.
Quote: "There are times where I'll walk upstairs after the show, and my mom will be sitting on the couch with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, drinking a pint of beer. She's totally cool." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl likes having his mother on tour with the band.
Quote: "I don't know if I could beat him, but I'd nominate myself for sure. If it were Scrabble then I think I'd be able to beat him for sure." Foo Fighters bassist NATE MENDEL doubts his abilities at Trivial Pursuit.
Quote: "PARIS is f**kin' lame. She's more offensive to me than anything - a total rading, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut. I pray that my daughter will not turn out like her." Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl isn't a fan of Paris Hilton.
Fact: Metallica have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the same day - will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Madonna, Genesis, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, Duran Duran, James Blunt, John Legend and Keane.
Fact: Rocker Foo Fighters are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their The Colour And The Shape album by re-releasing the disc next month (Jun07) with a bonus CD of B-sides and cover versions.
Fact: Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters and the RACONTEURS are all celebrating after they were handpicked to perform with Bob Dylan on the folk-rock legend's upcoming tour. Dates start in Vancouver, Canada on 11 October (06).
Quote: "It's a family name, so it's very nice. It's not, like, MOONCHILD or TINKERBELL or something like that." Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl on his choice of name for his first baby, which is due next month (APR06).