Dave Grohl is rarely sober when he hits the stage with the Foo Fighters thanks to his pre-show booze ritual.
The rocker admits he knocks back four beers and a handful of shots backstage as he waits to make his grand entrance with his bandmates. (sources: musicnews.com- ultimateclassicrock.com)
“Should I tell people how to do it?” he wondered after being asked about his pre-show ritual on KLOS-FM. “Not how to do it. How you do it,” drummer Taylor Hawkins replied, prompting Grohl to say, “Kids, stay in school, don’t do drugs.”
Talking about his pre-show ritual on radio station KLOS-FM, Grohl said, “An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light. About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag (Jagermeister), finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going. 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.
Grohl explained his ritual began with taking three Advil about 90 minutes ahead of the concert. “An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light,” he said. “About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag.
[Jagermeister], finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going. 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 got a cold one. Now it’s about maybe 20 minutes before going on. I’ve had three or four shots of Jager and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get 15 minutes to ourselves.”
He stopped and reflected, “This is bad! This is how I’ve spent every night of the last year and a half. That’s why I’m not scared of the Lord. I’ve seen worse.”
“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,” he explained. “So I’m pounding them with Jag but I have to take them with them, so now I’m five or six shots in. And 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!”