Dave Grohl: Sex Tape Fiend?

The Foo Fighters front man and former Nirvana drummer has admitted to a particular pornographic preference.

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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.

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    Jelowe
    I think UG just loves Dave Grohl so much they'll post anything they hear from him as news. Love him all the same though...
    loz4
    UG NEWS!!!!! MAN LOVES PORN!!!!! really? that classes as news?
    Vinjar
    LoL I'm surprised he likes the Paris video although he said for some years ago that he hated her, but in another way, maybe he loves how she fails at sex!
    whiskychaser
    The renowned rocker also cited rock and roll star Chuck Berry's filmed escapes as worth a punt:
    With these blurbs that pass as news these days you would think that an Editor would have an easier job. Apparently not. Its escapades, not escapes you dimwits.
    JordanDH
    snaaake wrote: Uhhh, no, no there isn't. Mainstream is literally synonymous with popular. Stop being a twat and admit you like a mainstream band.
    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
    cxrlxscr wrote: How in the actual name of f*ck is this news?
    a report of a recent event; intelligence; information: His family has had no news of his whereabouts for months. 2. the presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television. 3. such reports taken collectively; information reported: There's good news tonight.
    AXmichigan
    love dave man, every time i thought it was going to be some slanderous shit and i was thinking.. oh no u didnt
    dannydesktop
    Pat Smear was an original member of the band, not just a touring guitarist who became a full member on this album, just saying
    peter0unger
    lol way to go UG? would I have heard this news ANYWHERE else? probably not! keep on rockin grohl
    snaaake
    justin_brodie wrote: There's a difference between mainstream and popular
    Uhhh, no, no there isn't. Mainstream is literally synonymous with popular. Stop being a twat and admit you like a mainstream band.
    drummerjmp
    Anything Dave Grohl does is news to me, keep em coming UG. Don't listen to the haters!
    espChris93
    What a weird article? This sounds a hell of a lot like Dave when he usually says a tiny tongue and cheek comment in an interview to have something funny to say and then of course the interview is whittled down to his outlandish passion for celebrity sex tapes haha c'mon why don't you write about their kickass new album or their headlining spot at Lollapalooza
    GuitarFreak1387
    EpiExplorer wrote: TimTheWizard wrote: Dave has a very bad taste in porn, that's what I learnt :/ Yeah, he hasn't seen the Cephalic Carnage music video. I dont even want to go in what happens there.
    first off, how is that video even allowed on youtube? tits, hairy ass cheeks, dangling dick, and not to forget period blood...brutals
    silver_haze
    Sassafrasquatch wrote: biff022 wrote: New album sucks. Re-hashed overstandardized choruses. Could have been great but a swing and a miss. I guess this is better news than QOTSA/The Mars Volta/Coheed and Cambria, Meat Puppets/Mastodon opening dates for Soundgarden. UG catering to the preteens here. Don't agree with the rejection of the album, but TOTALLY agree about not even mentioning the Soundgarden shows.
    click on more+ on the news tabs, last one down this is awsome but i agree, there are some better tapes out there dave
    Jack2994
    So what? This doesn't matter to me. Dave's still the nice guy of rock. He's a straight male, you can't hate on him for watching sex tapes.
    JRawls
    afrothunder666 wrote: News or not, I saw Dave Grohl and sex in the same title and clicked on that shit.
    +1
    slaveskinJACKET
    Never seen the Chuck Berry one. The Pamela Anderson/Tommy Lee one is boring as hell. But it's f'in awesome compared to the Paris Hilton one. Nobody wants to see that nightvision shit. There's nothing entertaining about. You can see a girl from the tabloids sucking dick, and getting ****ed with about as much enthusiasm as a Real Doll. It's so bad, it's only a smidgen better than the Kim Kardashian one. Maybe not even a whole smidgen.
    AnimatedHand
    NINOrig wrote: He's there anyway to NOT like Dave Grohl? '****ing love him.
    Well, if you were Chuck Berry...
    Philly080
    LoL UG just cited Grohl's interest in sex tapes as an influence on some of the Foo Fighter's music videos...REALLY?!
    Skuzzmo
    it's from the Sun newspaper so I expect most of that 'report' to be total bollocks.
    mark3777
    I wan waffle wrote: dave would be such a cool guy to hang with. ****in' priceless hahahahaa
    weirdo, you want to watch sex tapes with grohl. that's messed up.
    Abxz189
    Lol'd about the Cephalic Carnage comments. That vid was hilarious. Isn't it a good feeling to be sadistic?
    kumamilesbear
    Jack2994 wrote: So what? This doesn't matter to me. Dave's still the nice guy of rock. He's a straight male, you can't hate on him for watching sex tapes.
    Well, just a male in general. Gay guys like porn just as much as their straight counterparts.
    whiskychaser
    Eifler121 wrote: whiskychaser wrote: The renowned rocker also cited rock and roll star Chuck Berry's filmed escapes as worth a punt: With these blurbs that pass as news these days you would think that an Editor would have an easier job. Apparently not. Its escapades, not escapes you dimwits. Either is appropriate actually. Make sure there's something to correct before you do.
    Really? please do explain. This ought to be good. Unless they were filming his escape from jail or something I fail to see how it could possibly be correct.
    RocknRory
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: Hellbentmansion wrote: Xeus wrote: Dave Grohl for president of the earth Some people might see him as some sorta porno-watching freak, I see him as more human but still as godly as ever :') More reason to mark him as my 'idol' for playing guitar. If Dave Grohl is your idol for guitar, well... I... I'm sorry for you. Look up to him for something he's good at, like drumming being a goofy bastard. You might as well let him be your role model as a singer, too, while you're at it.
    This is a stupid comment, point blank. You don't have to look up to another guitarist only because of his technical fretboard prowess. Songwriting and composition and musical communication play just as a big role in determining who someone's idol is. There is no such thing as a bad idol because if you view someones idol as someone that is not that great at guitar, bass, drums, etc, that is just YOUR opinion. Why have the Foo's won countless awards and produce chart topping albums WHILE still rocking in their own way? Because they are all talented musicians that deserve to be respected for that. Dave Grohl obviously isn't the best guitar player, but he's one hell of a musician and songwriter. Don't bash someone's idol because that person isn't your idol too man. Your comment was just rude.
    TheLostOne71
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: Hellbentmansion wrote: Xeus wrote: Dave Grohl for president of the earth Some people might see him as some sorta porno-watching freak, I see him as more human but still as godly as ever :') More reason to mark him as my 'idol' for playing guitar. If Dave Grohl is your idol for guitar, well... I... I'm sorry for you. Look up to him for something he's good at, like drumming being a goofy bastard. You might as well let him be your role model as a singer, too, while you're at it.
    Why hate on people on here? Dave Grohl is not a bad guitarist. Sure he isn't the greatest. But honestly, he's good at what he does. Cause I'm pretty sure he's making more money with music then anyone on this comment feed.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Hellbentmansion wrote: Xeus wrote: Dave Grohl for president of the earth Some people might see him as some sorta porno-watching freak, I see him as more human but still as godly as ever :') More reason to mark him as my 'idol' for playing guitar.
    If Dave Grohl is your idol for guitar, well... I... I'm sorry for you. Look up to him for something he's good at, like drumming being a goofy bastard. You might as well let him be your role model as a singer, too, while you're at it.
    Headphonehead
    Xeus wrote: Dave Grohl for president of the earth
    I'd definitely vote for him! +45Quattuordecillion (yes It's a real number)
    JordanDH
    noisewall11 wrote: yup, cause everyone that doesn't listen to what's on the radio and FF is automatically an indie loving hipster.. i'm fine with the foo fighters, and i'm fine with anyone here liking them and them being really popular/mainstream or whatever the bitching is about. but everyone has their take on them, and yeah, some people out there actually get bored with bands that have made similar music over and over for nearly 2 decades straight. yeah they write new material, but it's nothing different then what they have been doing since the birth of the band. either way i supose it doesn't matter, cause i'm automatically a "hipster" in your eyes for having such an opinion anyways. idiots..
    Complaining about something being mainstream is a pretty hipstery thing to do.