Dave Grohl is easily one of rock’s most beloved figures. Seriously, have you ever met someone that hates him? How can you?! In honor of his birthday today (January 14th), we look at some of Dave’s best moments, both on stage and off.
To begin with, the fact that these photos exist is awesome.
When he’s on vacation, he’s just one of the locals
Dave and his family vacationed in Delaware in the summer of 2015 and casually went about town on beer runs and other errands but still was cool enough to pose for photos with anyone who asked. And we mean anyone! Just look at the collage below!
— Ryan Cormier (@ryancormier) August 4, 2015
He invited his orthopedic surgeon to jam on stage with the Foo Fighters
When the Foos made their way through Boston this past summer, they made a point to invite Dr. Lew Schon on stage to front the band’s cover of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” Dr. Schon repaired Dave’s broken leg after he fell off stage in Sweden.
His speech at Lemmy Kilmister’s funeral was incredible!
Dave was one of many rockers who spoke at Lemmy’s funeral, and it was one of the biggest highlights of the service. We dare anyone to try and not get a little choked up when Dave’s recites the Little Richard lyrics “Precious Lord Take My Hand.”
He’s a man of the fans
From playing the petitioned Richmond, Virginia show in September 2014 to the Cesena, Italy show from this past November, Dave showed that he and the Foos are always listening to their fans and deeply care about them.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.