Dave Grohl Reacts To Bizarre Show With Alice In Chains & Stone Temple Pilots


Dave Grohl recently discussed the KAABOO festival on KLOS 95.5. The lineup featured bands like Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Candlebox, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and Soul Asylum. It also featured pop artists like Katy Perry. Alternative Nation transcribed Grohl’s comments.

“That was fun, it was such a crazy festival, because it was so spread out, and the lineup was so bananas. It was like Gucci Mane and the Foo Fighters, and Katy Perry and Alice In Chains. It was just like, what is going on!”

Dave also discussed wanting to jam with an interpreter for deaf people at the KAABOO festival, especially after having fun watching one at a Billy Idol concert, where she had to convey his sexy movements.

“I thought I’m going to jam with her. I’m going to the side of stage, shredding some lead, I look down at her like, ‘Let’s do this.’ She looks at me like, ‘Dude, I’ve been out here all day.'”

One of the few times Nirvana shared a bill with Pearl Jam (and Red Hot Chili Peppers) was on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavillion near the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and on Friday, Dave Grohl returned to Del Mar for the first time in 27 years when Foo Fighters headlined the KAABOO festival.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports that Grohl said it was “nice to be back again, after 27 years?”

The pavilion is very close to the Rolling Stone Sunset Cliffs Stage the Foo Fighters headlined on Friday.

Recalling the lineup of that 1991 concert, a beaming Grohl told the KAABOO audience: “I gotta say, it was a pretty good bill!” He then cited the opening act, “a very young band called Pearl Jam,” and the headliners: “What the hell were they called? … Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

The Tribune surprisingly notes that Red Hot Chili Peppers were the only band out of the three 90’s rock titans listed on the ticket stub.

“Grohl also didn’t mention that the only performer’s name to be printed on the ticket for that Bill Silva Presents-produced 1991 show was the Peppers’. Nor did he note that — buoyed by the success of the band’s single, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ — Nirvana’s game-changing Nevermind album bumped Michael Jackson from the top of the Billboard national charts just two weeks later.”