Dave Grohl recalled the moment he grew into being a confident and capable frontman. The Foo Fighters leader appeared on BBC Reel Stories, with Kerrang! magazine transcribing his chat for its readers. Grohl, who came to fame behind d the drumkit as one-third of Nirvana, admitted it took him time to grow into himself as a center stage singer/guitarist, revealing, “For years, I was so self-conscious onstage, like, ​’I know I don’t sound good, but how do I look? How do I hold my guitar? Do I do it like this? How do I move?’ I wasn’t ever in the moment, I was just so afraid. And then something clicked, where I was like, ​’Y’know what? I’m not wasting this moment on being nervous, or scared. I’m gonna walk out there like Julius f***ing Caesar.'”

Grohl credits his mom for his legendary work ethic over the decades, explaining “Being raised by a public school teacher, their pay is like, nothing. It’s a crime. So I would watch my mother just go from paycheck, to paycheck, to paycheck, to paycheck. Our heat would get turned off, the phone would get turned off, the electricity would get turned off. There were some nights when it was like, ​’What’s for dinner?’ And she’s like, ​’Umm, we have two eggs. . . scrambled egg sandwiches!’ So this work ethic is instilled in you, where you realize that in order to survive, you have to work.”

SIDE NOTES

  • Foo Fighters have signed on to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which will run from September 2nd through 5th in Manchester, Tennessee.
  • In addition to the Foo’s, other acts on the bill are LizzoTyler The CreatorTame ImpalaMegan Thee StallionLana Del ReyLil Baby, Run The Jewels, Janelle MonáePhoebe Bridgersdeadmau5G-EazyJack HarlowJason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Brittany Howard.

FAST FACTS

  • The latest Foo Fighters album, Medicine At Midnight, entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at Number Three this week. The band was able to hit the top spot on the magazine’s Top Album Sales list.
  • So far, Medicine At Midnight has topped the charts on the Australian, Belgian, Dutch, German, Irish, New Zealand, Scottish, Swiss, and UK album charts.

CHECK IT OUT: Foo Fighters in on August 25th, 2008 performing “No Way Back” live at London’s Wembley Stadium: