Watch Dave Grohl Play “Smells Like Teen Spirit” At Democrat Rally


Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl performed at a Swing Left liberal political rally on Thursday night in Los Angeles at the Palace Theater. Swing Left is a national grassroots network of over 300,000 volunteers supporting Democratic candidates in their nearest Swing Districts with the goal of taking back the House in 2018.

Grohl drummed for The Bird and the Bee, Beck, and Karen O and Nick Zimmer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. During The Bird and the Bee performance, Grohl and the band played a keyboard heavy 20 second version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

Minnie Driver, Adam Scott, Tim Heidecker, Moby, Rufus Wainwright, and Baratunde Thurston also appeared at the event.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl unloaded on President Donald Trump in a April 2018 GQ interview.

“The American Dream was still tangible, still desirable. Today, the American Dream is broken. I’ve probably travelled internationally more than our current president and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. It is all in your neighbourhood. India, Asia, Iceland aren’t other solar systems. I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for it when I travel.

Listen, who cares what I think about guns or religion, but the thing about Trump that stings the most is this: he just seems like a massive jerk. Right? I know a lot of wonderful people who don’t share my politics and you can bet tomorrow night in the stadium not everyone will share the same opinion or hold the same views. But when I sing ‘My Hero’ they will all sing it with me. In the three hours that I am on stage, none of that matters.”

Grohl has said that he wrote “Run” during the 2016 Presidential election, and that the song was somewhat of a reaction to Trump winning the Republican primaries.

He told Kerrang Magazine in 2017, “I’m looking at a candidate that has blatant disregard for the future environmentally, when it comes to women’s rights, diplomatically…I have three daughters that are going to survive me for decades – how are they going to get on unless there’s some positive and progressive change?”