Dave Grohl Photographed With Famous Rock Widow At Bar


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was photographed with late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell’s longtime partner Rita Haney and other friends at a bar in Los Angeles earlier this week. Rachael Rine, Lexa Cary, and Nadja Peulen were also featured in a photo.

Grohl played at the ‘Dimebash’ tribute show in January, along with other big names like Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor.

Grohl credited Pantera in a Rolling Stone interview for his open door policy backstage at shows.

“There was an Ozzfest in England in 1998, and Korn canceled. So we got the call. It was Slayer, Pantera and Black Sabbath. We had to go on after Pantera. I was so terrified: ‘There’s gonna be a riot. I’m gonna get drawn and quartered. No one’s going to like our band.’

“But we played, and I looked to the side. The guys from Pantera are watching us and singing the lyrics to our songs. Afterwards we made friends with Pantera. I was nervous and scared; I didn’t think I fit in. But they were so open to us. That backstage hospitality we try to have – it all came from Pantera. [Guitarist] Dimebag Darrell was the nicest fucking guy in the world. He could walk in and do a shot of Crown Royal with Justin Bieber, with Rick Nielsen, with James Brown – he was everybody’s best friend. And you could feel that energy when he was playing.

“After that day, I was like, ‘From now on, everybody’s allowed in this room. I don’t care if it’s Britney Spears.’ I became the backstage best friend. Whenever I showed up at a festival, the first thing I’d do is grab a bottle of whiskey and go knocking on doors to see who the funniest people are. You’d be surprised who the real fucking nutcases are.”