Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed that cancer killed his father in a new interview with Eric Blair when asked why he played the ‘Bowl For Ronnie’ cancer charity event for the late Ronnie James Dio. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments about cancer and Wendy Dio. Dave Grohl revealed the last drug he used yesterday.
“Wendy [Dio, Ronnie’s widow] is the sweetest woman in the world. When Wendy comes to you and asks you to do something, you kind of can’t say no. She brings this whole thing together. She brings all these people together. And then the cause, my father died from cancer, I know a lot of people who have passed away from cancer, so the Stand Up and Shout thing, to raise money to help fund research, or just awareness. I think it’s a good thing. You forget about that when you show up at a bar with all your friends and go bowling, but we’re here for a real reason, but it’s also really fun. It’s good to be here.”
Dave Grohl lip synced a bad Foo Fighters song in a hilarious recently uploaded video. Grohl also said about Dio’s music, “Well, ‘Holy Diver’ is one of the best f**king albums of all time. When I listen to records, I don’t just listen to the vocals; I don’t just listen to the drums — I listen to it as a whole. But an album like that, that’s kind of the perfect record. Vinny Appice’s playing on that f**king album is insane. As a drummer, I listen to that record and it’s, like, I don’t know if it’s composition or if that shit was just coming off the top of his head, but as a drummer, that album is incredibly inspiring and influential. The simplicity of something like that.
That’s one of the things I’ve always loved about Dio’s music — it’s not overly complicated or orchestrated; it’s a sum of a few very simple parts, and it’s powerful. And I f**king grew up with that shit. I remember being 13 or 14 years old and seeing ‘Stand Up And Shout’ live on ‘Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’ on Friday night. And it makes you want to become a musician. You see something like that and it’s so moving and inspiring that you’re, like, ‘Oh my God! That’s what I wanna do for the rest of my life.’ It did that to me.” A canceled Them Crooked Vultures project leaked a few days ago.