Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl called in to The Kevin & Bean Show yesterday pretending to be Queensrÿche drummer Scott Rockenfield while Survivor host Jeff Probst was sitting in as a guest.
“Jeff, I don’t know if you know this, but ages ago he was the singer of Queensryche!”
When pressed for who he really was, Grohl said, “What are you talking about dude? I’m from Queensryche!”
When exposed, Grohl stayed in character, insulting himself. “Grohl!? That guy’s lame.”
Apparently, Grohl and Probst have been friends for some time and the prank is on-going.
“One time I made the mistake of telling Dave,” explained Probst. “We just met and I was trying to impress him that I knew something about rock–and I said ‘You know the original drummer of Queensrÿche was in a band of mine before Queensrÿche.’ Since then he’ll send me a little video of Queensrÿche on the radio going ‘Dude your band’s on!’”
“We have this thing going on of practical jokes and at one point Scott Rockenfield from Queensrÿche really did reach out to me to say hi and I thought it was Grohl messing with me so I treated Scott like—’yeah, great hearing from you, D—-bag—really good to talk to you.’ Turns out he was just saying hi.”
“Here’s the thing,” continues Probst. “Grohl’s the rock star you want to be friends with because he really won’t mess up your hotel room. He will rock your ass off. He’s both like, that great dad and great rock star.”
Grohl still stayed in character after the praise from Probst, ripping himself again.