Dave Grohl Reddit AMA: The Best Bits

Thousands of fans pitched questions to the Foo Fighters frontman. Here's the funniest and most insightful answers from his Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' session.

Dave Grohl Reddit AMA: The Best Bits
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Dave Grohl is officially one of the most loved people in rock n' roll. So when he offered fans the chance to ask him anything on Reddit, thousands queued up for a chance to pop a question at the Foo Fighters main man. As you might expect, his answers were hilarious and insightful. We've been through the original Reddit thread to collect the best bits, which you can read below. First, here's some news-worthy tidbits on what we've learned about Mr. Grohl from the Q&A: - He won't be touring with Queens Of The Stone Age, despite recording drums for their long-awaited new album - His all-time hero is Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye, who was a huge influence on the Washington DC hardcore punk scene where Dave grew up - He has no plans to revive his heavy metal Probot, but it may come back in the future - Out of all the instruments he plays, drums remain his favorite - He sometimes uses a click track to record drums, but it depends on the producer Now for the best bits of Dave Grohl's first ever Reddit AMA session! (Note: original spelling is intact.) If you were president what are the first 3 things you'd do? - change the way people decide who is president. What was your experience like playing Satan in Pick of Destiny? - It was easy. All I had to do was take of my Dave Grohl mask. Who was your hero? - i think my biggest musical hero growing up was probably Ian MacKaye he set a great example for all of us local musicians. still to this day i see him as the best example of a right-on musician. Dave, how unreal was it to jam with Paul [McCartney] the first time? - The first time I jammed with Paul was at a stadium in Liverpool, I played Back in the USSR, Band on the Run, and I Saw Her Standing There and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. You are known as the nicest man in rock. If you could pass that title onto anyone else, who would you choose? - F--k you. What has been your best experience whilst making the movie? - Getting accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. That was huge. Fan: Will you acknowledge my existence? Grohl: . Fan: BEST PERIOD OF MY LIFE! What would you say about artists who record at home on their laptops due to funds? - There's nothing wrong with digital recording - just make sure it sounds like YOU. How do you stay so humble, being that you are like the biggest rock star? - How do I stay humble? Because I'm the best at being humble. Which one of your songs means the most to you and why? - Probably "Walk" - which i wrote for my daughter as I was teaching her to walk. Do you think "Grunge" will ever make a comeback? - If you mean loud ass guitars, loud ass drums, and screaming ass vocals? That never went away ding dong. What was it like working with Killing Joke in 2003, and is Jaz Coleman really as crazy as people and the media make him out to be? - That was an incredible experience, they have always been one of my favorite bands of all time Jaz isn't crazy... he's just 1000 times smarter than anyone else. From the first day of Foo Fighters you've been using Gibson, why? [Were you] differentiating yourself from the early "grunge" scene which had many Fender players? - Nope, I just loooove Gibsons. What's your opinion on most thrash/death metal? - Most of it rules but I'm not as well versed in thrash as I used to be. What would you ask Dave Grohl if you could ask him anything? Post your questions in the comments below, and if we ever get a chance, we'll pose them to him.

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    metalhead2475
    "What was your experience like playing Satan in Pick of Destiny? - It was easy. All I had to do was take of my Dave Grohl mask." So he's god and satan?
    Darth Wader
    Question: Do you ever want to punch Courtney Love in the face?
    DaveGhrol
    yes
    captainperoxide
    You missed the best part of the president question. "If you were president what are the first 3 things you'd do? 1. change the way people decide who is president. 2. resign."
    teknoman
    My question was the 4-thousand-something... it didn't get answered PS. My question was "Why did you stop playing drums with the drumstick held backwards?"
    refizzled
    I got a reddit just so I could be part of this. Never got a reply. Still the best day of my life.
    Nero Galon
    "Fan: Will you acknowledge my existence? Grohl: . Fan: BEST PERIOD OF MY LIFE!" Haha XD
    rolandroi
    OMFG!! We must have been reading the same article. What a fvcking coincidence!
    GenerationKILL
    I'm glad someone inquired about Probot, that was an amazing side project and i think he should do another one featuring some other iconic metal musicians. -Dave Grohl and mastodon -Dave Grohl on drums and James Hetfield singing -Dave Grohl with Alex Skolnick from Testament ... are just a few that come to my mind...
    Gibson0516
    "You are known as the nicest man in rock. If you could pass that title onto anyone else, who would you choose? - F--k you." Nicest man in rock, huh?
    AcdcTXfan
    Dave kicked a fan out of the iTunes festival for trying to mosh, and when the crowd started cheering for him for it, he told the crowd to shut up. He is NOT the nicest man in rock. People just want to believe he is because he's very popular.
    metalgod96
    I thought it was because one-man-moshpit was just punching people in the face or something and being an a-hole. And Dave telling the crowd to shut up was more because they were cheering over the fact that he kicked a guy out. Sure, the guy was a a-hole, but it's not a good thing to have to kick someone out.
    jay3213
    For anyone who uses Reddit, I've had an account for about a year, Dave Grohl and QOTSA are a circle jerk on there