Dave Grohl Forever A Foo Fighter

05/09/2011
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(Gibson) Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl has been talking to Music Week magazine this week about a variety of topics including his musical beginnings.

"I didn't take lessons to learn how to play guitar," he said. "I have a chord book and figured out to read the simple chord charts and I had The Beatles' Anthology and put on those greatest hits records and played along all day long. That's kinda where I learned how to play guitar but that's also where I learned to understand basic composition: verse, chorus, verse, arrangement. I started playing guitar when I was about 10 and I started the drums when I was maybe about 13/14; even with the drums I just learned how to play on a bed I didn't have a drum set I just had pillows and would listen to records and play along. I don't play conventional chords, sometimes I'll write riffs, ... [sighs] I won't look at the fret board as a scale... it's hard for me to even talk about because I just don't even know how to explain it."

Grohl also said that, despite performing with numerous bands over the years, he always comes back to the Foo Fighters. "The Foo Fighters is more than a band to me," he said. "The Foo Fighters is a family of friends, musicians and crew who have been together 16/17 years and when I go out and play with someone like John Paul Jones I am in awe of him as a musical presence. And I feel blessed that I have the opportunity to jam with one of my heroes. But there's always the Foo Fighters in the back of my mind, and in my heart, I can't ever let the Foo Fighters go. I can't not be in this band." more on this story

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