Famous Musician Reveals He Is Dave Grohl’s Godfather


Dave Kos, who is a highly respected saxophonist, has revealed in a new Parade interview that he is Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s godfather.

“I love Dave. We have known each other for a very long time. I became his godfather at least 10 years ago. He didn’t grow up with one. Not only is he one of the biggest rock stars on the planet, he is one of the kindest, most present people I’ve ever met. He is also a great father, husband, friend, and of course an unbelievably talented musician and artist. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a valet attendant or CEO, he treats everybody with the same respect. If you’re a human being and you encounter Dave Grohl he’s going to be interested in you. He is the most unselfish, un-self-involved rock star. It’s such a beautiful thing. He just wants to know about people.”

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins discussed Paul McCartney playing drums on the new Foos album Concrete and Gold in a new Modern Drummer interview.

“I have something to tell you about ‘Sunday Rain.’ That’s not me playing drums. That’s Paul McCartney. Dave is buddies with Paul. Dave had kind of demoed the song. It’s a Beatles kind of song, with a White Album/Abbey Road vibe to it. I kept the drumming really simple in the demo. Then Dave took off to go to write lyrics. We were texting and he said, ‘You need a new song to sing.’ He wanted me to sing ‘Sunday Rain,’ and he wanted Paul to play drums on it. No problem!

What a graceful musician he is. I love that drum track—it’s so un-me. When we play it live I take more of a Don Henley approach. The way that Paul played it, it’s almost like the way Stevie Wonder plays drums. It’s all musical. All feel. There’s no ‘I’m going to play this fill here.’ Nothing like that. Dude, the guy had literally never heard the song before. He walked in, Dave picked up a guitar and said, ‘It goes like this…verse, chorus, bridge…then we’ll just jam it out at the end.’ I stood there with a drumstick conducting Paul. He never, ever heard the song before! He played it twice; what you hear on the record is pretty much the first take.”