To get in the festive spirit, Foo FightersDave Grohl has revealed his family Christmas traditions – and one particularly memorable winter party which didn’t quite go to plan…

As the rock legends join Zane Lowe On Apple Music 1, their frontman explains that his mother had a tradition of hosting Christmas parties since he was like 13 years old or 14 years old”. And, as a youngster starting to get into punk and hanging out with fellow like-minded people, he decided to make one such Christmas party more eventful with… mushrooms.

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I grew up in a house that was really small, and every Christmas night people just knew to come over to the Grohl’s little house,” Dave remembers. We would all just sit around and listen to music and drink and stuff like that. By the time I was like 14 or 15, now I’m in a punk rock band, my punk rock friends are coming over. Then my mom’s teacher friends are coming over and then my sister… I mean, we lived in a small little neighbourhood and everyone just knew to come over.


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So this one year… God, I shouldn’t be telling this story,” he continues. This one year, I think I was like 15 or something like that. My friend gave me mushrooms for Christmas, right? I’d never taken them before. So I thought, Okay, I probably shouldn’t take them at this party because all of my mother’s friends are coming over.’ Right? They’re teachers at the school that I go to, I know these people. I’d known for a long time.”

Nevertheless, Dave decided, I’ll take a little bit before the party’ anyway…

I was out of my fucking mind,” he jokes. So much so, one of the teachers from the school pulled me into the bathroom at one point and was like, Are you doing cocaine?’ I was like, No, no!’ So then after everyone left I stayed up and tried to learn that Zeppelin song, Bron-Y-Aur, that acoustic thing until like six o’clock in the morning. I never figured it out. I thought I figured it out, but I didn’t really figure it out…”

Sounds, uh, productive?! Watch the interview below:

Posted on December 18th 2020, 11:47a.m.

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