Corey Taylor Talks Dave Grohl Losing His S*** During a Game of Table Tennis

Corey Taylor: José Goulão, CC BY-SA 2.0,, Wikimedia Commons / Dave Grohl: Andreas Lawen, Fotandi, CC BY-SA 4.0,, Wikimedia Commons
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Throughout the years, Corey Taylor has met a great number of famous and beloved rockers, some of whom have even become good friends of his.

In a new feature from Classic Rock, the Slipknot singer reflects on some of the famous encounters he’s had over the course of his career, sharing an array of compelling tales. Among the various stories he shares Taylor brings up Dave Grohl, mentioning how, upon meeting, the two frontmen got into one hell of an intense match of table tennis.

According to Taylor, the Foo Fighters singer is super into table tennis, going as far as to note “he’s so fucking aggressive about it.”

In his story of meeting Grohl, Taylor talks about how he was pushed to play against the Foo Fighters frontman in an effort for Stone Sour to be on good terms with him.

Reflecting on this experience, Taylor shares the following:

“I met Dave when Stone Sour were making [2006 album] Come What(ever) May. We recorded it at his studio, 606. He’d come down and kick our asses at table tennis. He’s so fucking aggressive about it. If we were up on him, he’d be banging his paddle on the table: ‘Come on! Shit!’ He was not happy when we did beat him, let’s put it that way.

It got to the point that they ended up making me play him to get back in his good graces, because I sucked so bad at it. I’d be the one who fell on his sword to keep Dave happy at table tennis. I was thrown to the lions a lot.”

It’s pretty comical to picture Dave Grohl being aggro as hell in a game of table tennis and playfully lashing out. We wonder if he’s still as intense about the sport nowadays.

Speaking of Foo Fighters, the band recently announced an epic North American tour taking place next year; you can find the dates and locations for that run below.

And speaking of Stone Sour, Corey Taylor recently shared that, during the band’s early days, he was the better guitarist in the act.

Upcoming Foo Fighters tour dates 2024 

  • 7/17/24 – New York, NY – Citi Field (with Pretenders & Mammoth WVH)
  • 7/19/24 – New York, NY – Citi Field (with The Hives & Amyl and The Sniffers)
  • 7/21/24 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with The Hives & Amyl and The Sniffers)
  • 7/23/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium (with The Hives & Amyl and The Sniffers)
  • 7/25/24 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park (with Pretenders & Mammoth WVH)
  • 7/28/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field (with Pretenders & L7)
  • 8/3/24 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High (with Pretenders & Mammoth WVH)
  • 8/7/24 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park (with The Hives & Alex G)
  • 8/9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – BMO Stadium (with The Hives & Amyl and The Sniffers)
  • 8/11/24 – Los Angeles, CA – BMO Stadium (with Pretenders and Alex G)
  • 8/16/24 – Portland, OR – Providence Park (with Pretenders and Alex G)
  • 8/18/24 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park (with Pretenders and Alex G)