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Dave Grohl Fights Coffee Addiction in Them Crooked Vultures Footage

March 16, 2010 12:38 PM ET

Many of rock's greatest albums came at a physical and emotional price. The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St. was fueled by the Stones' struggles with drugs, while Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks was inspired by Dylan's separation from his wife. In the case of Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut album, as this new video posted by the band on their YouTube page proves, drummer Dave Grohl also wrestled with a powerful addiction: an insatiable hunger for caffeine.

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In the comical clip culled from footage from the Them Crooked Vultures sessions, an extremely wired Grohl is seen cavorting around the studio, demanding "fresh pots" of coffee while maniacally banging away on the drums. Thankfully, as the video notes in its denouement, Grohl is fully recovered from his caffeine addiction. Them Crooked Vultures will next play the Coachella festival on April 16th. As Rolling Stone reported, the decaf Grohl is working on the next Foo Fighters album with Nevermind producer Butch Vig, and promises the Foos' next disc will be their "heaviest album yet."

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