The Band That Dave Grohl Wants To Play Drums For

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, DIRECTV Super Saturday Night 2019; photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DIRECTV
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Ever since drumming in Nirvana, Dave Grohl seemed to have the stamina of 10 different drummers all on his own.

Given the man’s pedigree with working with one gigantic band after another, Dave has talked about having more than a few dreams come true, from working with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones in Them Crooked Vultures to manning the kit for Paul McCartney back when they were making the documentary Sound City. 

When talking to Classic Rock magazine, Dave had said that he would have loved playing with the hardcore bands that shaped him, specifically calling out DC punk legends Bad Brains as one of the bands that he would love to play for, saying:

When I was a kid I learned how to play drums from listening to my favorite bands’ albums – Bad Brains, Minor Threat and stuff like that.”

This isn’t just some fly-by-night kinda collab either. Dave seems to have put a lot of thought into playing with them, saying “in the back of my mind I always had this fantasy – wow, what if the singer came out and said: ‘Sorry, you guys, we can’t play tonight, our drummer is sick… unless there’s someone that knows all of our songs.’ And then I would get up and {play}.”

Granted, Dave still has a pretty lengthy list of bands that he went through trying to narrow down his favorite bands, saying:

“If I went to go see AC/DC and they needed a drummer that night, I would be the drummer of AC/DC for one night. Or Killing Joke. Or Motorhead. There’s part of me that wants to do it with everybody, you know.”

Even with the Foo Fighters being in limbo though, Dave still had a pretty stacked rap sheet as it is, turning in time with Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, and even manning the drums for some of Tenacious D’s more celebrated work.

Dave might live and breathe music, but he seems to want to jam with everybody, all the time, by the end of the day.