Dave Grohl Reminisces About Jamming With Prince

Dave Grohl Reminisces About Jamming With Prince

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L: Dave Grohl. Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage. R: Prince. Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns.

It’s hardly surprising that Dave Grohl has a lot of incredible tales to share, but his latest post to Dave’s True Stories (via Instagram), truly is wild. The Foo Fighters frontman took the time to write about the moment his “rock’n’roll fantasy” was fully realized, jamming with Prince back in 2011.

“It was a proposition that I had wished for my entire adult life,” he wrote, “but never in my wildest dreams imagined possible. Jam. With. Prince. Absolutely unfathomable. That’s like dancing with Fred Astaire! Baking with Betty Crocker! Bong hits with Bob Marley! This man was a musical deity!”

Grohl admitted that he initially declined the opportunity to play with Prince at one of his Forum gigs in Los Angeles. But when he was asked to join Prince for a pre-show soundcheck the next week, he simply couldn’t refuse. Read the complete tale from Dave’s True Stories below:

“Prince watched, inspecting me with a grin,” he writes. “He motioned to his bass player to hand over the instrument… strapped it on, and proceeded to decimate the damn thing with the smoothest, funkiest, fastest, most graceful playing I have ever seen to this day.”

Grohl also revealed that at one point Prince broke into Led Zep’s “Whole Lotta Love,” declaring, “Let me tell you, folks: I don’t have arms full of [Led] Zeppelin tattoos for nothing.” 


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