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Trivia / Dave Grohl

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  • Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: You've seen the bands he played with in the main page, right?
  • Creator Breakdown: He recorded the Foo Fighters' debut album by himself as a way of coping with Kurt Cobain's death.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Most notable and literal being the Pocketwatch under the pseudonym Late! ("I just thought it would be funny to announce ourselves as 'We're Late!'"), which was only issued on cassette.
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  • Promoted Fanboy: And how! He started out as a fan of the punk band Scream and joined them as their drummer while still in his teens. It just grew from there. The Probot album was basically him collaborating with his favourite Heavy Metal artists. And he's gone on to play and record with many of the musicians that he grew up idolising, including members of Queen, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, and even a frickin BEATLE!
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Chuck Schuldiner and Tom Araya were approached for guest vocals on Probot, but due to medical situations (Chuck was battling brain cancer at the time) and scheduling conflicts respectively, this didn't work out. It's unknown which track Dave Grohl wanted Chuck to appear on, but Tom was the first choice for "Silent Spring", which was released with Kurt Brecht from D.R.I. on vocals instead: This might be why, of all the songs on the album, "Silent Spring" sounds the least like its respective guest vocalist's signature style.
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    • After a brief turn as a drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (which included an SNL performance), Dave was offered a permanent spot, but declined.
      • He was also offered a spot in Danzig after their drummer left.
    • The timing of Kurt Cobain's passing and drummer Dave Abbruzzese's departure from Pearl Jam meant that, for a brief moment, Grohl was offered the spot behind the kit. Of course, he had other plans in the works, but there is footage of Grohl joining the band for an encore performance of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World".


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