While publicizing the Foo Fighters‘ new horror spoof Studio 666, Dave Grohl revealed he actually partied at the site of the infamous Manson murders. Grohl recalled hanging out at 10050 Cielo Drive where pregnant actress Sharon Tate and three of her house guests were mercilessly slain by followers of Charles Manson on August 8th, 1969.
Grohl recalled to Britain’s The Independent, “When I was young, I was kind of obsessed with the macabre and knew everything about the Manson Family and those killings. Then, in the summer of ’92, I was staying in California with a friend in this tiny house with no air conditioning.” Grohl went on to say that every day the pair would search out a new swimming pool to cool off in.
He remembered, “My friend called me and said, ‘Guess where we’re swimming today? The house where Sharon Tate was killed by the Manson Family.’ It was f***ing dark because it became real, everything I knew about it: walking into that house, it was real. And that house had not changed; the front door, the living room. It was f***ed up. It was legitimately f***ed up. It was not cool at all.”
- Foo Fighters‘ debut movie, Studio 666, is in theaters now.
- The horror-comedy stars the band and features appearances by Lionel Richie, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Garlin, and Will Forte. Studio 666 was directed BJ McDonnell and based on an original story by Dave Grohl.
CHECK IT OUT: A 1993 walk-through of the Sharon Tate house and murder site: