Dave Grohl confirmed he changed his name to Mr. Peanut at hotels when Nirvana became famous and then for the last 25 years with Foo Fighters, but on the band’s next tour, he will be changing his name.
He told Conde Nast Traveller, “‘OK, I’ll give you the scoop, something that I’ve never told anyone. I’ve been using the hotel name Mr Peanut since about 1990. Creative and funny names are almost a sport in rock ’n’ roll. Once Nirvana became popular and fans started calling our rooms from the lobby, we decided it was time to go under different titles.
I had a Mr Peanut watch at the time, with that little peanut with the top hat and the monocle, and so it’s been a great pleasure of mine for three decades to receive a call from the front desk saying, ‘Mr Peanut, good morning, it’s your wake-up call.’ I’ll have to change that now, but I’ve been ready for a change for 30 fucking years. What a relief.’”
Dave Grohl is currently taking a well deserved break due to the worldwide pandemic, despite having a huge 2020 planned, with a tour recreating his debut Foo Fighters van tour with Pat Smear and Nate Mendel, a new album, and two documentaries. Grohl was filming one of his new documentaries just before the shut downs earlier this year. Foo Fighters’ rumored release plan for their new album was just revealed.
Foo Fighters last released Concrete and Gold in 2017 with producer Greg Kurstin, featuring a guest appearance by Justin Timberlake. Grohl has also performed more often in recent years with his daughter Violet, including performing Adele covers.