5 Reasons Why Dave Grohl Is The Nicest Dude In Rock

Spin.com decided to outline few of the key points from Dave Grohl's decades-spanning "good dude" crusade.

5 Reasons Why Dave Grohl Is The Nicest Dude In Rock
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Dave Grohl's recent good deeds during a sojourn in Philadelphia shouldn't come as a surprise he's the nicest guy in rock! The Philadelphia Inquirer reported (via Spinner) that Grohl left a whopping $2,000 in gratuities at the Smith and Wollensky bar in Philly's Rittenhouse Hotel, where he dropped the first grand tip on "a drink" last week, and returned the next night with a second g, after having "a few drinks." While Wavves have already stepped in to explain Grohl's winning personality to the world, Spin.com decided to outline another few of the key points from his decades-spanning "good dude" crusade.
  • Remembers Deserving Fans: A few years ago the Guardian documented perhaps the most prominent "nice guy" anecdote to Grohl's name he recognized a fan with cerebral palsy who had sent him and the Foos photos of her dancing to their music and spent 20 minutes chatting with her after a show. At a later Queens of the Stone Age gig (he was sitting in on drums), he recognized her again, and invited her to attend their video shoot the next day. Dave Grohl: nice even when nobody's documenting it on camera.
  • Doesn't Creep on Frances Bean Cobain: Courtney Love alleged Grohl had "hit on" Frances Bean Cobain, who quickly released an official statement stating, "I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother."
  • Performs in Fans' Garages: To promote their 2011 record Wasting Light, Foo Fighters brought the show to eight lucky fans' own homes. "I didn't win the lottery, but I got this," one superfan said, "If I won the lottery the first thing I would do is pay to have Foos play in my garage."
  • Hate-Protests the Hate-Protesters: Before a Kansas City, Missouri, show last fall, Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters gave a group of hate-mongering anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church protesters a taste of their own medicine by dressing up like "rednecks" and performing a goofy country spoof about, among other things, "hot man muffins" while the group picketed their show.
  • Forbids Fighting at Foo Shows: Sometimes, it's tough love.
    Read the entire article at Spin.com.
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      burgernips
      This is nice, but we can't forget Grohl's dark side though. I wonder how he is doing with that coffee problem.
      shwepper
      Maiden95 wrote: I think there needs to be a Good Guy Grohl meme.
      ...DO IT.
      Peterbaey
      This guy isn't given enough attention...
      hen3vz
      yeah, i mean its not like he received the godlike-genius award or anything, truly under appreciated...
      moxell1
      As one who grew up in Kansas, we are embarrassed of and hate Fred Phelps and his stupid followers (Westboro Baptist Church). Thanks Dave for standing up! But we aren't all rednecks, far from it!
      i_am_metalhead
      .:!j.man!:. wrote: He just seems like a normal guy to me, just like most other people in bands, I dont understand why people keep slapping this ego-stigma at him.
      You obviously have no clue what you're talking about. Most people that have achieved the level of fame that Grohl has are completely full of themselves - hell I've even met people in bands who are nowhere near as famous or popular as the Foo Fighters and they acted like they were gods and they were too good for everyone else. Not only is Dave Grohl one of the best modern musicians (having drummed for about half of the bands currently in existence, not to mention writing awesome songs on guitar with the Foos), but he's very friendly, down to earth, and easy going. Find me another musician on his level that has that kind of personality - ain't gonna happen.
      Cowless
      The Foos' counter-protest was the best thing to happen in KC in a long time.
      Dark Canuck
      I'm sure Dave is a pretty cool dude. But all this ass-kissing is getting a little weird.
      spiff-corgi
      Twitter should ban my mother.
      HAHAHA Frances Bean clearly inherited the awesome gene from her father.
      Rick_Diculous
      If U-G is just gonna re-post the Spin article, why not include everything from their top ten like the time Dave filled in for Cage the Elephant's drummer after he burst his appendix?
      wildinferno2010
      AAAaaayyy! wrote: he made fun of christians...thats not nice
      Actually he made fun of racist homophobic ****s. Not all christians
      stndrdprcdre
      Dave Grohl has always had a really, really good sense of humor. I think that's what can make or break careers. That's what it all comes down to. He doesn't take himself too seriously and it seems like he genuinely enjoys making people happy.
      Skodward714
      I'm not that big into the Foo Fighters, but Dave Grohl seems like one of the coolest human beings on the planet.
      nnb
      What about Bruce Dickinson flying people out of Japan ( I think..pls correct me if I'm wrong) after a natural disaster? Thats a much nicer and selfless act then any of these examples in my opinion. Not that this stuff isn't cool, the joke with the WBC was down right awesome.
      elcapitan1800
      The story about the miners requesting Foo music and Dave writing a song about them and inviting them to a show always stands out in my mind
      Turi_the_Dragon
      I'm not even that big of a Foo Fighters fan, but Dave has got to be one of the coolest guys on the planet
      Scourge441
      jd44 wrote: ask the guys of sunday real estate if they think he's a nice guy.
      The only one who would have an issue is William Goldsmith (Nate Mendel's still in Foo Fighters), and after fifteen years, I doubt it's a major issue anymore. And get the name right, bro.
      MegadethFan18
      I don't really listen to FF but the first point is really cool and I always though the playing in fans garages was super cool. However the second bullet point is terrible, no one creeps on Frances Bean Cobain, might as well have put "breathes in oxygen"
      -Annihilation-
      I love rockstars who don't have their heads up their asses. Duff McKagan, Slash, Dave Grohl...they're all good guys.
      rhcpjhlz
      Juiceman95 wrote: well, he is god
      Surprised nobody has pointed out he's actually the devil, albeit missing a horn, he is still the devil.
      ollerom_mot
      Though I'm not in any way disputing Grohl's niceness or awesome-ness, I'm not quite sure if not-hitting-on-your-former-bandmate's daughter counts as actively being nice. I've never committed genocide but that doesn't get me a Nobel Prize...
      eatfresh1736
      jonathan.keeler wrote: *ahem* Tosin Abasi?
      This is an article about Dave Grohl. It's not a pissing contest to see who can name a nicer rockstar.
      shredibanez24
      Dave is literally the greatest person ever. I feel like he is my long lost uncle even though I've never met him
      aildjacksback
      jonathan.keeler wrote: *ahem* Tosin Abasi?
      he is a cool guy and very talented but grohl..he's just awesome!
      Lord_Doku
      Maiden95 wrote: I think there needs to be a Good Guy Grohl meme.
      Isn't the name "Dave Grohl" already reffering to such a concept ? I mean, it's Dave Grohl !
      unclejemima394
      Maiden95 wrote: I think there needs to be a Good Guy Grohl meme.
      Dude I was thinking the same thing as soon as I read the title. I've known he's the coolest guy ever, but didn't think about a meme until this article. Its gotta happen.
      HenryB
      He's like the opposite of Axl Rose, who sends out fans for no apparent reason.
      Oh_Nutz
      *slurps* go dave!! whatever manly juices you spill, we'll all be happy to lap them up here at ultimate-guitar.com!
      Maiden95
      unclejemima394 wrote: Maiden95 wrote: I think there needs to be a Good Guy Grohl meme. Dude I was thinking the same thing as soon as I read the title. I've known he's the coolest guy ever, but didn't think about a meme until this article. Its gotta happen.
      My friend, I will try to make it happen.
      BassFishin
      Sorry to sound like a troll or something, but I seriously remember reading this article on here like a year ago. Maybe a little longer than that... ...well, except maybe different examples. I dunno. That being said, long live Dave Gohrl.
      rocklee1431
      That last video doesn't really prove that he's nice lol but it was hilarious nonetheless
      .:!j.man!:.
      He just seems like a normal guy to me, just like most other people in bands, I dont understand why people keep slapping this ego-stigma at him.
      sickassfoo
      its so ****en hard to read these articles with the damn ads popping around. get rid of the UG or im leaving
      NichOrion
      If Dave Grohl's the nicest guy in Rock, then Troy Sanders is the nicest guy in Progressive Heavy Metal (or, whatever they play nowadays, that's just what I call it.)