Dave Grohl’s “The Storyteller” Tops The New York Times Best Sellers List

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s new book, “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music,” has topped The New York Times Best Sellers List in the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction category. He said the following about that:

“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would someday be a number one bestselling author, but it’s those same wildest dreams that I’ve followed since the day I picked up a guitar. Honored.”

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Lends His Throne To Greyhawk’s Darin Wall After He Was Shot While Stopping A Gunman In Boise, ID

Earlier this month, Greyhawk bassist Darin Wall stopped a gunman, named Ethan Byrd, who tried to enter The Shredder in Boise, ID following a performance from the band. Wall pushed the man to the ground and took a bullet to the leg before police arrived to arrest the shooter. The heroic story ended up going viral and it has since gained the attention of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who decided to send Wall the throne that he used after breaking his leg in 2015.

Wall said the following on social media:

“It was beyond a thrill to sit in Dave Grohl from @foofighters throne last night. This whole ordeal has been intense, surreal and humbling. Of course I wish it never happened, and that this bullet was not in my leg, but the love and support the rock and metal community has shown is staggering. Words can’t describe how moving this night was. Thank you all!”

Notably, the bassist is the second person to have borrowed the chair following Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, who used it after breaking his foot in 2016. Wall told King 5 the following about that:

“There are three people who have used it. There’s Dave Grohl, Axl Rose in Guns and Roses, and me.”

He went on to say that Grohl’s cool gesture came about after he made a comment about using the throne on a radio show and social media:

“He called me from the MTV VMA awards and said I’ll ship that throne up to you at my expense.”

It’s also worth mentioning that the chair was initially built to be used for an injured right leg, but Grohl had it modified to accommodate Wall’s left leg.

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Says He Almost Joined GWAR When He Was A Teenager

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed that he almost joined GWAR when he was a teenager. However, he ultimately passed on the offer and later went on to drum for Nirvana.

Grohl said the following:

“GWAR were looking for a drummer. And I talked to their guitar player Dewey [Rowell, aka ‘Flattus Maximus’] about it. And he’s, like, ‘It’s great, and you get to design your own costume.’ As drummer, you don’t want something that covers your face fully. You want your arms to be free. So I was, like, ‘’Cool.’ So I started kind of drawing this thing. At the time GWAR was a band that would draw like 700 people, right? Which is huge. And then the more I thought about it, am I really gonna invite my uncle to see me play when there’s like fake blood and cum shooting all over the place?”

GWAR’s Mike Bishop has since confirmed the news to Rolling Stone as well:

“Our guitar player Dewey was booking shows in Richmond at the time and we had all seen Dave play with his bands Dain Bramage and later on in Scream. He was already one of the greatest, hardest-hitting drummers I had ever seen. He still is. Dewey called and started the conversation with him about joining GWAR.”

“I was stoked, because I played bass at the time, and I would have loved to jam with him. Just think, he could have been working his ass off playing drums in a rubber monster suit all these years. Boy, did he make the wrong choice.”

Bishop also added the following on social media as his character Blöthar The Berserker:

“He used to hang around the track with all the other young punks jacked on gak. This is back before he lost all his teeth. We hired him and then called him back immediately and fired him. He was in the band for around 7.5 min. He was holding us back.”

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Announces “The Storyteller Live And In Person” Book Tour

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be celebrating the release of his new book, “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music” (out October 5), with a special tour. Tickets will be available today (September 20) at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET and they will be limited to two per transaction. Each ticket will also include a copy of “The Storyteller.” Here’s the dates:

09/27 London, UK – Savoy Theatre
10/05 New York, NY – The Town Hall
10/07 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Ford
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Ford

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Discusses Upcoming Book “The Storyteller” In New Video

As previously reported, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) will be releasing a new book titled “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music” on October 5 via Dey Street Books. Now, the frontman has shared a new video in which he discusses the effort. You can check that out below. The book will feature various stories from the musician’s life and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl On Touring Amid The Pandemic: “You Wake Up Every Day And Cross Your Fingers And Hope That We Make It To The Stage That Day”

During a recent interview with NME, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl opened up about touring amid the pandemic. The frontman says “you wake up every day and cross your fingers and hope that [the band] make it to the stage.”

Grohl said the following:

“For the two-and-a-half hours onstage, it feels amazing. It’s the other hours of the day that pose a bit of a challenge because of all the new requirements and restrictions and guidelines. You have to be really careful out there. When you’re travelling with a crew of 60 people from state to state and venue to venue, you try your best to stay within your band bubble because the wheels could fall off at any moment. You wake up every day and cross your fingers and hope that we make it to the stage that day.”

He added:

“We were fortunate to complete this last two-week run – but, you know, we played a venue in Albuquerque [the 15,000-capacity Isleta Amphitheater] where it was the first time they’d had a show there in 688 days. And you could feel it in the audience. You could hear it when they sang along. You could see it when they danced. It’s been a town-to-town celebration of the return of live music everywhere we go – opening new venues, reopening venues that had shut down. And you could see that people have been starved of live performance – as have we. We hit the stage like we haven’t hit the stage for two years!”

Grohl also had the following to say when it was mentioned that he was sounding like he had “a tentative kind of hopefulness – as though [he doesn’t] want to take it for granted at this stage”:

“No, not at at all. As a band, we’re most concerned with safety – the safety of the audience, the safety of our band, the crew – so we follow these guidelines. Some of them are self-imposed; others are mandates that are handed down from local governments or federal mandates and you’re very conscious of the whole thing just going away again – any time. Every day you’re just hoping that we make it through.

When you’re onstage… we’re playing like that quite possibly could be the last show. It’s great! When we hit the stage, a lot of the nerves go away because you’re back with the people, so it’s all right.”

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) To Co-Host “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” On Monday

On Monday (May 24), Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be co-hosting a new episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” According to Rolling Stone, “Grohl and Fallon will deliver the monologue, interview guests — scheduled to be comedian Jim Jefferies with musical guest Blake Shelton — and participate in all the games ‘The Tonight Show’ has planned.” Grohl previously appeared on “The Tonight Show” three other times, but this will be his first time hosting.

Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Ringo Starr (The Beatles), & St. Vincent Discuss Flatulence In New Clip From Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl’s “What Drives Us” Documentary

Foo Fighters have shared a new clip from frontman Dave Grohl’s upcoming touring documentary “What Drives Us.” The video finds AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, and St. Vincent discussing flatulence. You can check that out below. “What Drives Us” will premiere on Amazon’s The Coda Collection on April 30.

Watch Dave Grohl & His Daughter Violet Perform Their Cover Of X’s “Nausea” With Krist Novoselic, Dave Lombardo, & Greg Kurstin On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

During last night’s (April 27) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and his daughter Violet performed their recently released cover of X‘s “Nausea“ with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee). As previously reported, the aforementioned cover was recorded for Dave’s new documentary “What Drives Us,” which will premiere on April 30 via Amazon’s The Coda Collection.

Dave Grohl & His Daughter Violet To Perform Their Cover Of X’s “Nausea” On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” With Krist Novoselic, Dave Lombardo, & Greg Kurstin

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and his daughter Violet will be performing their recently released cover of X‘s “Nausea“ on the April 27 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” Notably, the two will also be joined by Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee). As previously reported, the aforementioned cover was recorded for Dave’s new documentary “What Drives Us,” which will premiere on April 30 via Amazon’s The Coda Collection.