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Dave Grohl is helping Crown Royal honor the many things Canada has given the world in the whiskey brand’s Super Bowl ad.

Grohl spends his time in the honor listing off the many unique contributions from Canada and its citizens. Among the things shouted out are Rush (obviously), the ironing board, the paint roller, the whoopee cushion and even football. (“Yeah! Look it up!” says Grohl to the latter item.)


If you listen closely to the Super Bowl ad, you can hear a rock version of Canada’s national anthem “O Canada.” That recording comes via Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis, who is best known for her work in Prince’s backing band 3rdeyegirl. Crown Royal shared a fun video capturing Grantis recording the anthem with Grohl behind the mixing board. Once Grantis is done shredding, both she and Grohl exchange very polite “thank yous.” Grohl then asks, “Hey! You wanna start a band?” Grantis enthusiastically responds, “I’m in!”


Dave Grohl: 10 Outstanding Viral Moments

  • Impersonating Christopher Walken introducing the Foo Fighters as the musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live.'

  • When the Foo Fighters played a special show for the town of Cesena, Italy after their own viral mass jam of 'Learn To Fly.'

  • Falling off stage in Sweden and breaking his leg only to return and finish the gig.

  • His drum-off with Animal.

  • Fakes falling off the stage at the same venue where he fell off stage and broke his leg. 

  • Busking at Pike Place Market in Seattle with Brandi Carlile.

    Busking at Pike Place Market. Right where it all started so many years ago. Super special guest: Dave Grohl.

    Posted by Brandi Carlile on Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Tipping $333 on a bar tab so the bill's total could be $666.

  • Chugs a beer on stage and almost falls off...again!

  • Brings guitar to a blind child to play with during Foo Fighters gig.

  • Playing 'Satan' during a 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' bit.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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