Life Lessons from Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl seems to always be having the time of his life.  He’s famous, rich, well-respected, well-adjusted, knows everybody and has a reputation of being the nicest guy in rock.  How does he do it?  Esquire sat down with him and asked him for some life advice. Here’s what he had to say.

Dave Grohl is 38 going on 15. He loves four-letter words, drinking, and volume knobs. And he’s the classiest rock star alive. There’s zero attitude to suggest he’s also one of two men left on the planet who knows what it was to have been in Nirvana. And his second band hasn’t done too bad, either. The Foo Fighters’ glorious balance of bombast and melody has never seemed sharper than on their new Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. Therein lies the Tao of Dave: Do what you do for the right reasons, don’t whine, and never be anything less than completely grateful for what you have. Here, his blueprint for the good life. –Andy Langer

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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