Dave Grohl’s Pre-Show Drinking Ritual Is Pretty Amazing
It involves a LOT of Jaeger.
The majority of us can’t get drunk before going to work, simply because we’d get fired. But for someone like Dave Grohl, an epic drinking session before playing with the Foo Fighters is an absolute must.
In an interview with KLOS-FM, Grohl spilled the beans on how he prepares for a show, and let me tell you – it involves a lot of booze, and this man goes hard.
“Should I tell people how to do it?” he asked during the interview, to which drummer Taylor Hawkins replied: “Not how to do it. How you do it.” You know, because Grohl is legendary and his methods are unlike anyone else’s, and anything he’s doing definitely works.
Without further ado, let’s dive right into Grohl’s intense evening ritual he follows every single night before a Foo Fighters concert.
First off, the rocker pops three Advil 90 minutes before the show, probably to prepare his body for the waterfall of booze he’s about to ingest. Then, “an hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light,” he explains.
“About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag [Jagermeister], finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going. Now there’s a bunch of people around, so I’m throwing shots at everybody and I’m taking shots with everyone in the room.
“The next Coors Light is down, I got a cold one. Now it’s about maybe 20 minutes before going on. I’ve had three or four shots of Jager and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get 15 minutes to ourselves.
“This is bad! This is how I’ve spent every night of the last year and a half. That’s why I’m not scared of the Lord. I’ve seen worse.”
“So then like 15 minutes before, we’re like, ‘We need our privacy,’ which is such bullshit. We totally don’t. So then, it’s all of us and I feel guilty because I’m the only one who’s been doing the shots of the Jag, so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band, who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever.
“So I’m pounding them with Jag but I have to take them with them, so now I’m five or six shots in. And it’s like, it’s time to walk to the stage, so I crack another beer just to have a cold one as I walk up and I pick up the bottle and drink the last inch of the Jag!”
However, he added: “Kids, stay in school, don’t do drugs.”
You heard the man.
Watch the full interview in the video below:
Well, now we know that Grohl gets a little loose before going on stage, but clearly, it works for him. In fact, all that booze probably helped his decision to invite a fan — lovingly nicknamed “KISS guy” for obvious reasons — up on stage to jam with him.
“I swear to god, Kiss Guy—he was the fucking best one we’ve ever had come up,” he said. “Goddamn, Kiss guy,” Grohl said.