Dave Grohl Didn’t Play On Big Album After Falling Asleep


In the vibrant landscape of boygenius’ debut album cycle, a missed beat almost resonated with the thunderous drums of rock legend Dave Grohl. Beyond the trio’s playful nod to Nirvana in costume, a fascinating anecdote emerged from Phoebe Bridgers in a recent interview with NME. The Foo Fighters’ frontman, set to play a significant role in the studio during the creation of their record, found himself caught in the clutches of a fateful slumber, causing a serendipitous twist to their collaboration.

Bridgers shared the backstory, unveiling the almost-studio rendezvous: “We have a friend who knows him and toured with Foo Fighters. There was this missed connection where Dave was actually going to come to the studio and play on [the record]. Then he slept through it or whatever, and we didn’t end up meeting.”

Via Consequence – The narrative took an unexpected turn during boygenius’ Halloween show at the Hollywood Bowl, where Grohl, donned in corpse paint, graced the stage and drummed on “Satanist.” While Bridgers didn’t pinpoint the exact song that missed its studio encounter with Grohl, it hinted that “Satanist” might have been the chosen canvas: “It was actually kind of a perfect full circle moment of having him play on that song [at the Halloween show] because we knew we wanted the drums to be crazy on that.”

Bridgers also reminisced about her first encounter with Grohl, emphasizing the rock icon’s down-to-earth nature: “I made friends with Dave backstage at a Billie Eilish show. He’s the coolest guy ever. I was texting [Dacus and Baker], being like, ‘I met Dave Grohl, and he exceeds every expectation of how a rock star can be in the world.’ I think we, as a group, look for that a lot – like, who is living their life the way that we want to get old and live our lives?”

As boygenius basks in the glow of seven Grammy nominations for the 2024 awards, including Album of the Year, fate unfolds a curious matchup. Their track “Not Strong Enough” faces off against Foo Fighters’ “Rescued” in the Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance categories. Meanwhile, with the Foos gearing up for an extensive 2024 tour, Grohl’s recent foray into philanthropy adds a touch of warmth to the legendary figure’s dynamic persona, leaving audiences wondering if the sleepy aftermath is a result of tireless creativity or the comforting aroma of philanthropic meals being cooked up.