Dave Grohl Reveals Huge Amount Of Alcohol He Drinks Before Shows


In a new interview with KLOS 95.5, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed what he drinks before concerts. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

Interviewer: A few minutes before you go on, maybe you have a ritual. Ten, fifteen minutes before. What are you doing in that period? Is it Jager? What are getting ready to go on the stage and liquored up?

Dave Grohl: One Hour before the show. Really? Should I tell people how to do it?

Taylor Hawkins: Not how to do it. How you do it.

Dave Grohl: Kids stay in school- don’t do drugs. An hour and a half before the gig, I take three Advil. An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light. About fifty minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag(er). Finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going, now there’s a bunch of people around. So I’m throwing shots at everybody and I’m taking shots with everyone in the room. The next Coors Light is down, I got a cold one. Now it’s about maybe twenty minutes before going on, I’ve had three or four shots of Jager and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get fifteen minutes to ourselves…this is bad! This is how I’ve spent every night of the last year and a half. That’s why I’m not scared of the Lord. I’ve seen worse.

So then like fifteen minutes before we’re like, “We need our privacy”. Which is such bullshit. We totally don’t. So then, it’s all of us and I feel guilty because I’m the only one who’s been doing the shots of the Jag so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever. So I’m pounding them with Jag but I have to take them with them so now I’m five or six shots in. And it’s like it’s time to walk to the stage so I crack another beer just to have a cold one as I walk up and I pick up the bottle and drink the last inch of the Jag!

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  • Jacob

    That’s really not all that much. He’s about to go perform for 2 hours or so, I’m sure he’s fine.

  • He’s not saying “Lord,” he’s saying “That’s why I’m not scared of the Malort.” The liquor he just did a shot of.

  • Yeah, cuz alcoholism is SO cool. This guy has always been a tosser.

  • Gross Jim Gross

    Wow, I am totally let down by his habit. Booze is bullshit, man. Maybe that’s why the last couple of albums sucked?!?

    • Frantic

      The EP with St Cecila is pretty good and after listening to Concrete & Gold grew on me I dont like the production on the new album as they went to a “ pop music producer “not a Rock & Roll music…

  • Doyle

    That’s getting sweat out in the first song

  • Frantic

    He’s kinda disappointing To me as that’s taking its toll on your body it ages the f out of you. Yes I know because I’m sober almost 15 years from booze and other recreational chemicals let me tell you it messed up my bones , my memory and more . Stick with all natural 420 it’s better alcohol is poison