Dave Grohl joined the esteemed ranks of interviewees such as President Barack Obama on Friday evening by participating in an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) chat with Reddit users. Answering questions from the personal to the mundane, Grohl doled out advice on band names, discussed favorite foods and revealed that Foo Fighters are already writing their new album.
Here are a few highlights from the interview:
Who do you wish could have been in Sound City Movie that wasn’t? – christyrose
Grohl: I would have to say Pat Benatar. There weren’t enough women in the Sound City movie and she’s one of the greatest female rock singers of all time.
How was working with Jack Black and Kyle Gass? Will you be working on more Tenacious D records with them in the future? – nosleeptilldeath
Grohl: So hard to play the drums when you’re laughing hysterically and tears are rolling down you cheeks. Maybe the hardest gig ever. And: YES
I know in “My Hero” you refer to the ordinary heroes out there, but was there any specific person, musical or not, who made you a significantly better man? – Oriolefan44
Grohl: 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 the first time? – tiguebot
Grohl: 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’re one of the most hilarious people I know. When will you host SNL / have your own comedy show / take over the word with your comedic wit? – MBrennan10
Grohl: Hosting SNL is the last item on my bucket list – so we’ll see what happens
So are we ever going to see a Dave Grohl reggae album? – Jorup
Grohl: I use to have to play reggae in my band Scream and I was never very good at it. – Dave Grohlion
Which one of your songs means the most to you and why? – threedowg
Grohl: 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 so what are your thoughts on that? – ConundrumSteve
Grohl: If you mean loud ass guitars, loud ass drums, and screaming ass vocals? That never went away ding dong.
If you could pick one band to induct into the RRHoF, who would it be? – conkerit
I’m really confused about the status of the Foo Fighters right now. Are you guys on hiatus or are you planning on recording another album any time soon? – mwolfgang94
Grohl: like pat smear says . . . we’re not on hiatus . . . we’re on “i hate us” and yes, we are already writing the new record.