Dave Grohl Allegedly Stole From Iconic Rock Singer


Legendary Husker Du singer Bob Mould told a funny story about Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl telling him he stole something from him backstage at a show in a new Stereogum interview.

“So, a lot of brushing against, but never sitting down and talking about things. Jump ahead to 2010, it might’ve been the 30th anniversary of the 9:30 Club, and Dave with his DC history … we were both there for the party at 9:30. I played, he played. That was the first time we went into the room and closed the door and talked about stuff. He was like, ‘I sort of stole all your … ‘ I looked at him and said, ‘I know.’ We laughed and we were friends.

But [recording the Foo Fighters song] ‘Dear Rosemary’ was fun. When he called and asked about that I was like, ‘OK, what do you want me to do.’ He was like, ‘I’ve got almost all of it, I’ve got a little bit of room, we’ll figure it out in the middle.’ This was at his house, they sent a car for me at the airport, got to the estate up on the hill. Pat [Smear] was hanging out, just because Pat’s Pat. And Butch [Vig], who I hadn’t been in a control room with since ’84, with Tar Babies. I had the song, I knew what he wanted. He wanted the harmonies. Then we got to the middle part where he left everything open and he said, ‘How about a 12-string solo?’ I was like, ‘Are you sure? Let’s finish the story out. This is a bridge, let’s finish the story, let’s do a call-and-answer if you’re cool.’ He was like, ‘Awesome, give me 15 minutes.’ And he ran off and wrote some lyrics.”