Dave Grohl Details His Pre-Show Drinking Routine
In advance of their upcoming Cal Jam appearance, the Foo Fighters have been making the rounds on Southern California radio promoting the festival. Earlier this week Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins opened up about how the band has been approached to play the Super Bowl, but have yet to receive an official offer.
In a recent interview on Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS, Grohl shared how he prepares to take stage every night, which entails drinking quite a few beers and shots of Jägermeister. Head to the 19-minute mark in the video above to watch Grohl detail his pre-concert drinking ritual.
The Foo Fighters frontman explains, “An hour and a half before the gig. I take three Advil. An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light. About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jägermeister, finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going.”
He adds, “Now there’s a bunch of people around, so I’m throwing shots at everybody and I’m taking shots with everyone in the room. The next Coors Light is down, I get a cold one. Now it’s about maybe 20 minutes before going on. I’ve had three or four shots of Jäger and three Coors Lights. They sort of clear the room and we get 15 minutes to ourselves.”
Grohl continues, “So then, it’s all of us and I feel guilty because I’m the only one who’s been doing the shots of the Jag so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever. So I’m pounding them with Jag but I have to take them [the shots] with them so now I’m five or six shots in. It’s like, it’s time to walk to the stage so I crack another beer just to have a cold one as I walk up and I pick up the bottle and drink the last inch of the Jag!”
He concludes, “Then we play for three hours, in which I’m also drinking Jäger onstage (laughs).”
Foo Fighters will take the stage at Cal Jam 18 on Oct. 6, along with Tenacious D. Garbage, Greta Van Fleet and more. See all their tour dates here.
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