Dave Grohl Recalls a Fiery Fourth of July in His First Instagram True Story
Find out how he treated family and neighbours to "a baptism of boom"
Published Mar 26, 2020This week Dave Grohl revealed plans to help our isolated hours tick by a little faster by launching an Instagram account to recount "ridiculous moments" from his life, and the first of "Dave's True Stories" has now arrived.
The 10-frame tale, which you can read through on Instagram below, recalls a pair of events tied to Grohl setting up his basement 606 studio in Alexandria, VA, ahead of recording 1999's There Is Nothing Left to Lose with Foo Fighters.
Grohl takes readers on a road trip to Nashville to secure a recording console for his new digs, and how a small firework he purchased along the way ended up treating his parents' neighbourhood to a "baptism of boom" on the Fourth of July.
"I'm currently looking for work, so I thought I'd pass the time by writing true short stories that will make people smile," Grohl explained yesterday (March 25) in launching the account, adding of his story writing chops, "I decided to rebel by not paying attention to grammar and/or punctuation in school (that, and cranking death metal 24/7 from my bedroom stereo). So… have mercy. Not going for a Nobel Prize in literature here."
Foo Fighters were recently forced to axe their upcoming North American van tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Grohl recently had another story to tell about one of the band's recording sessions.