Considering Dave Grohl's long standing reputation as a nice-guy of rock, you might expect some of the seedier sides of life to elude him. Yet, according to Gigwise.com, the Foo Fighters front man and former Nirvana drummer has admitted to a particular pornographic preference; specifically, he has a penchant for watching celebrity sex tapes. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Grohl reportedly expressed an interest in what he described as "traditional" sex tapes, citing the infamous footage of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson's honeymoon as an example:
"Tommy Lee's goes down as probably the greatest sex tape of all time. Pamela Anderson was acting shy!... She's acting like, 'No way! Don't film me!' It was hilarious. Paris Hilton is a close second."
The renowned rocker also cited rock and roll star Chuck Berry's filmed escapes as worth a punt:
"Check it out. In the name of rock 'n' roll, go find the Chuck Berry sex tape... It's old so it has a very nice VHS quality to it. None of that night-vision. That one's pretty good."
Foo Fighters' latest album, "Wasting Light", was released on April 12th, and was the band's first record to debut at number 1 on the Billboard album chart. The album was produced by Butch Vig and marked the first time that Grohl and he had worked together since Nirvana's 1991 album "Nevermind". Fittingly, former Nirvana bassist Kirst Novoselic made a guest appearance on the record, which also saw Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear join the Foo Fighters in a full time capacity.
Dave Grohl's fascination with sex tapes might have something to do with his appreciation of lo-fi domestic camcorders more generally. The first two videos from "Wasting Light", "White Limo" and "Rope", were both shot on analogue video cameras from the 1980s.