What Dave Grohl Does With His Millions Of Dollars Will Surprise You: ‘It Cost Me A Lot’


Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl discussed his money in a Red Bull interview.

What do you do with all your money?

It goes straight into my bank account, where it turns all moldy and smelly.

No investments, nothing like that?

I don’t waste my time thinking about how I could make more when I already got enough. I’m not a banker, I’m a musician. However, at the same time it buys me freedom, of course. It allows me to do what I want to do and not have to worry about anything at all.

No houses, no big fat cars?

I drive a family car — not a monster SUV but a family car that fits five people. I’ve got a house that is just big enough, too. My only status symbol would be 606, my studio in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. I’ve invested a fortune to make it look exactly like ABBA’s legendary Atlantis studio. I’m not kidding: That’s what I was after and it cost me a lot to have that dream come alive.

Is making music the analog way becoming a lost art? 

I hope I don’t sound like a boring old fart here, but let’s be honest: It never hurt nobody to practice your instrument, to develop an ear for rhythm and melody.