Dave Grohl Reacts To Being Called Liar About Using Cocaine


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl discussed cocaine in a new CBS Sunday Morning interview.

When I tell people that I’ve never done cocaine in my life, they think I’m lying. But I love music, and I love life. To me, survival is the game. That’s the hardest part, I just want to play music.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed in a new Rolling Stone interview how based on his addiction coffee, if he ever tried cocaine, it would not end well for him.

So how much coffee have you had today?
Maybe six cups. A reasonable amount to get my day started.

You were having caffeine-induced chest pains. Any plans to cut back?
You realize you’re talking to someone that’s never done cocaine in his life. You can only imagine what would happen if I got my face in a pile of that shit. We wouldn’t be on the phone right now. But after I got my diagnosis that I should decaffeinate, I tried decaf for, like, a week, and I came to the conclusion that decaf blows.

Have you attempted to quit smoking?
You know, I quit smoking. I kind of go back and forth. I get on it and then I get off it and then I get on it and I get off it. I was off for eight years and then I got on it and then I was off it for years. With quitting anything, you have to have that gut feeling that turns into, you know, like a physical epiphany where you’re just like, “Oof, this is not good.” I remember I actually quit smoking in Nashville, ten years ago just from feeling like shit on the road and it took. It really lasted a long time.

He also discussed his initial idea for Foo Fighters’ latest album Concrete and Gold in a new Forbes interview.

“It’s funny cause the whole idea started with a record release party for the last album. Originally my idea for the last album was to build a studio on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl, invite 20,000 people to come and watch us record our album in a studio onstage live to the world. That’s what I wanted to do. Logistically that changed around, but we held the date at the Hollywood Bowl for a record release party.

Then I thought when time came to confirm and have the record release party I thought, ‘I want something bigger and louder than the Hollywood Bowl.’ So we started looking at speedways, which is very old school. That was the ‘70s way to do it: find a big open speedway, put up a scaffold stage with some park hang lights and have a really crazy lineup. You’d have jean shorts and Budweisers and sunburns everywhere. That was what the speedway represented to festivals back in the day.”