Dave Grohl Reveals Just How Much Alcohol He Drinks Before Shows


The possibility of the Foos playing at the Super Bowl one day has been discussed recently by Grohl, with the musician revealing that the band have been sought out “multiple” times by the organisers – but have never actually been offered the gig.

“I’ve had multiple conversations over the years with them where they say, ‘We want to have a rock and roll band. Do you think you could do it? Do you think you could do a stadium?’ I was like, ‘Yeah man, we do it all the time.”

Maybe the NFL organisers should put their fingers in their ears as Grohl has now revealed his concert preparations. In a new interview with KLOS 95.5, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl spilt the beans on his pre-gig bevvy intake.

The Foos were asked what their ritual before shows was,

Dave Grohl: One Hour before the show. Really? Should I tell people how to do it?

Taylor Hawkins: Not how to do it. How you do it.

Dave Grohl: Kids stay in school- don’t do drugs. An hour and a half before the gig, I take three Advil. An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light. About fifty minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag(er). Finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going, now there’s a bunch of people around. So I’m throwing shots at everybody and I’m taking shots with everyone in the room.

The next Coors Light is down, I got a cold one. Now it’s about maybe twenty minutes before going on, I’ve had three or four shots of Jager and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get fifteen minutes to ourselves…this is bad! This is how I’ve spent every night of the last year and a half. That’s why I’m not scared of the Lord. I’ve seen worse.

So then like fifteen minutes before we’re like, “We need our privacy”. Which is such bullshit. We totally don’t. So then, it’s all of us and I feel guilty because I’m the only one who’s been doing the shots of the Jag so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever. So I’m pounding them with Jag but I have to take them with them so now I’m five or six shots in. And it’s like it’s time to walk to the stage so I crack another beer just to have a cold one as I walk up and I pick up the bottle and drink the last inch of the Jag!

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