Ongoing History Daily: Pre-Foos Dave Grohl

So what did Dave Grohl do before he was in the Foo Fighters?  Well, he was in Nirvana, right?  What about before that.  He was in a DC-based band called Scream.  Well, what about before that?  Let’s see: in his life, Dave has worked in a garden nursery; he was a stonemason; he was a clerk at a Tower Records store in Washington, and when he was sixteen he had an awful job at a Shakey’s Pizza Parlour restaurant.  And before that, he spent two years in a Catholic School. 

And for the record, Dave hated all that stuff. 

It was only after he got into music that he really started to enjoy himself.  And here’s something else.  Dave has never really been much into drugs because when he was 18, a friend ODed on coke and died in the parking lot of the neighbourhood 7-11.  That more-or-less scared Dave straight.

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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