Dave Grohl says Bob Dylan is a Foo Fighters fan

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27 Apr 2021, 16:18

Who can blame him?

Dave Grohl says music legend Bob Dylan is also a fan of Foo Fighters.

He even wanted to record a cover version of their track, 'Everlong'. 

Dylan also invited the band to open up for him on a 2008 tour.

Dave says he was “terrified” when summoned to meet Bob Dylan, but he needn't have worried.

Apparently, the singer had nothing but praise for Dave and his band.

In an interview with Uncut magazine, Grohl said: “All I could see was his silhouette, he had a black hooded sweatshirt pulled up over his head, a black leather jacket, black jeans and black boots on. He was leaning against the wall with his arms crossed.

“I walked up to him and said, ‘Hey Bob, how’re you doing?’ He’s like, ‘Hey man, how’s it going?’

“We talked for a little bit and he thanked us for being on the tour and then he said, ‘Man, what’s that song you guys got? “The only thing I’ll ever ask of you is to promise not to stop when I say when.” ‘

“I said, ‘Oh, that’s ‘Everlong’. He said, ‘That’s a great song man, I should do that song.’

“I was like, ‘You know, I think you’ve got enough good songs to hold you over.’ “

Dave has done a lot of cool things in his life, but he ranked that meeting as one of the best moments. 

He said: “Honestly, it was one of the most incredible experiences of my entire life. It was f****** terrifying –but he couldn’t have been nicer.”

Producer Arthur Baker also remembers Dylan playing an unusual (non-Foo Fighters) cover.

He said: “I was mixing something one night and hearing something really weird beneath it.

“So I turned the volume down quickly and it was Bob singing ‘Like a Virgin’ on acoustic guitar.

“He was figuring out how to play Madonna. We’d already finished the record and he’d say to me, ‘I’d like to make a record like Prince of Madonna. Can we do that?’ He was a joker. He liked to f*** with me, y’know?”