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Adorable: 14 Year-Old Dave Grohl’s Letter to his Punk Rock Hero

If you saw the Foos doc Sonic Highways, you’ll remember the Dave’s autobiographical episode set in and around Washington DC when he talked about all the music and all the bands that went into making him into who he is today.

A big chunk of that episode featured Dave’s punk rock hero, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat. Dave even wrote Ian some letters–one of which was just unearthed. Take a look.

Dave Grohl Letter to Ian MacKaye copy


Read the whole story here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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