Dave Grohl’s Chewing Gum Habit

If you’ve ever seen the Foo Fighters, you may have noticed that Dave Grohl is always, ALWAYS chewing gum.  I’ve met the man dozens of times and every single time, he’s chomping on some gum.  Same time ever time I’ve seen the Foos play live. 

It’s a health thing, actually.  Hear me out.  

Dave sings with a lot of enthusiasm and punctuates a lot of songs with big screamy parts.  Chewing gum, he says, keeps his mouth and throat lubricated, thereby making it (a) easier to scream and (b) keep him from doing some real damage on his vocal cords. 

At last check, Dave says the best gum for the job is Dentyne Ice.  Glad I could help.

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.

4 thoughts on “Dave Grohl’s Chewing Gum Habit

  • February 17, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    It actually makes him seem more ignorant

  • February 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Perhaps he is plain addicted to chewing gum, and that is how he rationalizes it.

  • February 18, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I thought he was a Mentos man.

  • February 20, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Mike & Doug, y'all sound a 'lil jealous, lol


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