Dave Grohl has recalled the time he found his mother drinking beers with Green Day.
This is a show where Grohl explores the close bond between rockstars and their mothers. This show also includes guest appearances from Pharrell Williams and his mother Dr Carolyn Williams, as well as Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and his mother Christine Reynolds.
“Don’t do that cruise ship thing”
Grohl recalled how he has always taken his mother with him on the road since she retired as a public school teacher after 30 years.
“My mother was a public school teacher for 30 years, and when she retired, I was like, ‘Mom, don’t do that cruise ship thing”, Grohl told Fallon.
“I was like, ‘I’ve got a cruise ship – it’s a tour bus! Let’s go!’ And she started going on tour with me”, Grohl continued.
“She’s very cool”– Grohl talks about his mother
Grohl recalled a moment when he found his mother drinking beers with Green Day.
“I gave her a laminate and she would just go and hang out, and I’d be onstage playing and then get offstage and be like, ‘Where’s my mom?!’ and she’d be drinking beers with Green Day upstairs and hanging out – she’s very cool!!”, Grohl added.
“But when she was on tour she was like, ‘Where’s all the other moms?’ So she went to go find these mothers to interview them and talk to them about what it’s like to raise a musician. In the book she talked to Dr. Dre and Mike D and she talked to Pharrell’s mom, Zac Brown’s mom, Miranda Lambert’s mom…”
Grohl also played “Off Songs, Songs Off” with Fallon whilst on the show. You can check that out and more below. He also talked about befriending Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr!
The Foo Fighters frontman also recently recalled in another interview getting high with Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett during the latter’s Hall of Fame induction in 2015. More on that here.
The Foo Fighters’ were also inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame themselves. More on that here.