Former Smashing Pumpkins touring drummer Kenny Aronoff discussed partying with former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum, and then meeting Dave Grohl for the first time the next day when he was hungover in a new interview with Bill Burr. Aronoff mentioned that the story was cut from his book, and will likely be included in his next one as they made him cut almost half of his stories.
“They left out me meeting Dave Grohl. He comes up to me, I’m hungover, I just played with the Buddy Rich Big Band in New York. Me and Matt Sorum were out all night just partying it up, I’m hungover and checking out, skinny Dave Grohl comes up to me.
He goes, ‘Hey Kenny, it’s Dave! What are you doing?’ I said, ‘Oh, hi Dave, I’m flying home. I’m a little hungover.’ He says, ‘You’ve got to stay in town. I got this showcase tonight, you’ve got to come!’ He’s jumping around like a jackrabbit. He says, ‘I’ve got a new band man.’
I go, ‘Cool, what’s the name?’ He says, ‘It’s Foo Fighters man!’ I’m like, ‘God, that’s a weird name, see ya!’ That didn’t make the book, they said, ‘You’re just name dropping man.'”