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By Anonym 20 Sep

Dave Grohl

You will only be great at the things you love to do. Don't pursue a career in something you hate to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

The word ‘grunge’ became a household term, and fashion runways were filled with flannel shirts and long underwear. Oh, how we laughed… Every now and then when I’m feeling a little nostalgic, I put on my ‘grunge tuxedo’ - flannel shirt, long shorts with long underwear underneath them, and a pair of Doc Martens - and dance around the house to Tad records.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Just the other day someone threw a bra duct-taped to a tennis ball. I just stood there, playing guitar, thinking how this was totally premeditated. Some girl sat around inventing a way to get her bra onstage from 40 rows back.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

To me the most important thing is getting into a studio and making an album that is 12 or 14 amazing songs, getting up onstage, and making people happy by livening the rock.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

You know, Nirvana used to start rehearsals with the three of us just jamming. For, like, a half an hour, just noise and freeform crap - and usually it was crap. But sometimes things would come from it, and some songs on Nevermind came from that, and 'Heart Shaped Box' and stuff on 'In Utero' just happened that way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I love being a drummer but I love being a musician in general and I love the Foo fighters.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I had long hair since I was 17 years old. It was time for me to let go. I hated being the guy at the wedding in a suit with a ponytail.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

You know why Foo Fighters have been a band for 20 years? Because I've never really told anybody what I think of them. The last thing you ever want to do is go to therapy with your band.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

There's a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

And later, if I ever felt that I was getting swept away by the craziness of being in a band, well, I'd go back to Virginia.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

My whole life, I have listened to people like Neil Young, or Crosby, Stills & Nash, and artists that have made a career out of the mellow, folky, acoustic dynamic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Once I got into punk rock, I started mail-ordering albums, because a lot of the record stores in my area didn't carry the punk bands from England or Sweden or Chicago or Los Angeles

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

My first instrument was actually the trombone, but that didn't last long. Soon I was playing guitar in bands from the time I was 11 or 12.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

In this day and age, when you can use a machine or computer to simulate or emulate what people can do together, it still can't replace the magic of four people in a room playing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When you're sequencing a record, you want the listener to stick with it from beginning to end, and in order to do that, you really have to map out the journey from the first song to the last.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

A long time ago, I made a promise to myself: "Okay, you know what? I'm going to play music, and hopefully I'll make enough money that I can go back to school. Once I make enough money to put myself through school, that's what I'm going to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

What we feel most comfortable doing is playing loud, screaming rock songs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'd love it if everyone knew one Foo Fighters song.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Most people don't take some things into consideration. When they hear an album, they hear the artist or they hear the lyric or they hear the melody. But they don't really think about the environment in which it was recorded, which is so important. It's that thing that determines what the album sounds like.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

If you're trying to connect to people with music - it's more of an outward process and a lot of times musicians can be very inward.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

You will only be great at things you love to do don't pursue a career in something you hate to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I love Black Sabbath. They made an amazing contribution to music today. Almost every band that made it big in the Nineties owed a debt to them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I have crazy claustrophobic dreams, weird elevator dreams where the elevator closes in and all of a sudden I am lying down - oh my God, it's a casket. Just freaky stuff like that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

Always have the highest bar for yourself. Wake up everyday and no matter how crappy you feel, want to change something for the better. Do something that makes someone happy. Create something that inspires someone. Be someone's light when they are hopeless.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

The late '60s and the '70s, a lot of this really beautiful equipment was being made and installed into studios around the world and the Neve boards were considered like the Cadillacs of recording consoles. They're these really big, behemoth-looking recording desks; they kind of look like they're from the Enterprise in Star Trek or something like that. They're like a grayish color, sort of like an old Army tank with lots of knobs, and to any studio geek or gear enthusiast it's like the coolest toy in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f___ing Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f___ing show… f___ that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It's an individual-feel thing, you know?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn't see any rock & roll bands.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'm not into albums that are meant to sound perfect.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dave Grohl

That's one of the greatest things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they'll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Sharing music is not a crime. It shouldn't be. There should be a deeper meaning to making music than just selling downloads.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

Being in Nirvana was amazing an experience that will never happen again for me. And I look on them as some of the best and worst times of my life. But we're in this band, the Foo Fighters, making music for the love of music. We all came from bands that had disbanded, and we were drawn to each other because we missed playing - we missed getting in the van, loading our equipment, and watching it break down in the middle of a show. And that feeling hasn't gone away. There's nothing I'd rather do than make music. It's the love of my life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When it comes to making an album I take that very seriously. I am meticulous, overworked. That's my time to put everything under the microscope.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

It's tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I'm wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

At school where you a dunce or a teacher's pet? All of the above. I was stupid so they thought I was cute.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

It's terrifying to play your favorite band's song in front of your favorite band.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

It's good to wander into the studio and walk out with something that's better than you'd imagined it to be. If everything was as you imagined it to be, it just wouldn't be as much fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I guess it was exciting that every time I pulled up to the gate of my house, I wondered if someone was going to jump out of the bush and stab me in the face.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When Nirvana became popular, you could very easily slip and get lost during that storm. I fortunately had really heavy anchors - old friends, family.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Rock stars are like sports stars: If you snap your ankle, you're done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

I think I'm scared a lot. I'm scared of almost everything. And I'm constantly trying to work my way through each obstacle, whether it's a present, past, or future relationship.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Neil Young is my hero, and such a great example. You know what that guy has been doing for the past 40 years? Making music. That's what that guy does. Sometimes you pay attention, sometimes you don't. Sometimes he hands it to you, sometimes he keeps it to himself. He's a good man with a beautiful family and wonderful life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I always loved writing songs - writing for myself and demo-ing songs, really with no intention of ever letting anyone else hear them. Finally the Foo Fighters stuff happened when I just went to the studio down the street from my house and recorded some stuff in about five or six days, and all these people wanted to release it as an album. I wanted to release it on my own, with no photos and no names on it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I mean, I never liked being told what to do. It's one of the reasons I dropped out of school. Give me something to assemble, I won't look at the directions, I'll try to figure it out by myself. It's why I love Ikea furniture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

In a way, as much as we love to be a big, loud rock band, the acoustic album was a lot easier to make than the rock records. I think because it was brand new territory for the band.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

To women, drummers seem like these adorable, sexy Neanderthals, but lead singers seem mysterious and dangerous. So while the lead singers all want to be David Bowie, floating into parties and being the center of attention, it's the drummers who are in the corner doing keg stands and breaking tables. Usually it's the drummers who get the fun-loving ladies and the singers who get the nutcases.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I know a lot of people who wouldn't be comfortable with everything that comes with being in a band as big as Nirvana. The thing that I don't understand is not appreciating that simple gift of being able to play music.