Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl discussed his first ever teen girlfriend Beth in a touching story he told on a recent Beatles BBC Radio special. Alternative Nation transcribed his remarks. Slash’s son called out a Dave Grohl fraud yesterday.
“If there’s one song that reminds me of being a kid, it’s 8 Days a Week. There was a girl that I was in love with, she shall remain nameless, who lived down the street from me when I was 12 or 13 years old. We decided we were going to be boyfriend and girlfriend, which at the time was really nothing more than walking to school and talking on the telephone.
But we had to pick a song, a song that was going to be our song, so we picked 8 Days a Week. I think my first Beatles albums were the red and the blue greatest hits compilations, those were the ones that I would sit down with my Beatles songbook and strum along to. I really think that everything I know about music came from those albums and that songbook.
Melody, harmony, composition, I basically just studied that book and those two records for months and months, and years. But my greatest memory really is my sweet neighbor, her name was Beth, who lived down the street, and this is the song that we would dance to together. This is 8 Days a Week.”
Dave Grohl made a crazy shaved bald head claim a few days ago. He also discussed “Hey Jude” and what it meant to him.
“I’d like to play the first Beatles song I ever heard, and it might be the first record I ever listened to. I remember having a sleepover at a friend’s house when I was four or five years old and listening to ‘Hey Jude’.
I don’t think I’d ever listened to a rock and roll record. This was my introduction and it’s stuck with me ever since. I remember that night, laying in my sleeping bag and singing along to the na-na-nas at the end of the song. It was stuck in my head so much I couldn’t sleep.” Dave Grohl told a funny restaurant fight story a few days ago.