Dave Grohl has quite the resume. In a little over two decades, he’s drummed for Scream, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures; played alongside Jack Black in Tenacious D; and, of course, led the Foo Fighters to enormous success.
In honor of Dave’s birthday, we’ve compiled 10 awesome facts about one of the coolest dudes in rock ‘n’ roll.
1. Dave Grohl digs the ‘80s.
The NME recently reported that Dave Grohl is currently working on a song with members of Ratt for a currently unnamed project. Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy hinted via Twitter, “We’ll let [Dave] tell you about when he’s ready, kidz.”
2. Grohl is old-school.
He insisted on recording 2011’s Wasting Light totally analog in his garage. And then, he cut up the original tapes and put little pieces in each physical copy of the Grammy-nominated album.
3. Grohl and the boys like it hot.
They recorded this infamous video to announce their North American tour. “Hot Buns” sparked so much controversy, in fact, that the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City picketed the Foo Fighters show when the tour came to town.
Foo Fighters – Hot Buns from Foo Fighters on Vimeo.
4. The Foos actually responded to the protesters.
We’re convinced that “Keepin’ it Clean” is the perfect mix of retort and snark.
5. Grohl a sense of humor.
Why else would the tour rider for last year’s international arena-romp be a coloring book?
6. Grohl supports charitable organizations like White Knot
He wore a white commemorative ribbon in support of the marriage equality non-profit to a MusiCares event in 2009 and discussed his commitment with the Artisan News Service (video here).
7. Grohl can actually be a normal person.
Since he lives in Los Angeles, he’s been known to shop in legendary record store Amoeba. Sometimes, he even comes in and chats.
8. He’s reportedly addicted to coffee.
And quite frankly, the effects are hilarious.
9. Grohl doesn’t take any shit.
He threw someone out of the 2011 iTunes Festival show in London for fighting, saying, “You don’t come to my show and fight. You come to my show and fucking dance!”
10. Grohl doesn’t need Glee.
And Glee doesn’t need him or his music.