Dave Grohl Reveals His Favorite Beatles Album
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 02: Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs onstage at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night 2019 at Atlantic Station on February 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for DIRECTV)
Dave Grohl has a history of being kind and considerate toward his musical peers. On top of that, Grohl’s fondness for The Beatles dates to when he was a little boy. He idolized and studied their music before finding success with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. The Fab Four were always a part of his life, and lucky for him, he got to meet some of his idols by the time he established himself as a well-respected musician.
In an interview with Melody Maker regarding his favorite albums of all time, Grohl got some unusual picks. Strangely, the list also included outliers like The B-52s and Public Enemy with more obvious inspirations like Led Zeppelin and Bad Brains. Not surprisingly, Grohl began by praising an all-time great album from the Beatles: their White Album.
Grohl elaborated: “What year did this come out? I think I was a glimpse of hope in my parents’ eyes but this [White Album] has some of my favorite Beatles songs on it: ‘Blackbird’, ‘Revolution #9’, ‘Revolution’, ‘Helter Skelter.’ It’s funny to imagine those four cute little Beatles years later on LSD. Where did they go wrong, writing something like ‘Helter Skelter’ and influencing Charles Manson? I’d call this timeless.”
Grohl also kept a close relationship with the surviving Beatles. In an interview with The Graham Norton Show, the Foo Fighters frontman shared a heartwarming story of McCartney teaching Grohl’s daughter, Harper, her very first piano lesson.
“My daughter Harper, who I think was five at the time, is watching Paul McCartney on the piano and she goes to the kitchen and gets a coffee cup, puts some change in it, and puts it on top of the piano like it’s a tip jar,” Grohl explained. “She’d never taken a lesson to play any instrument at that point and she sat down and watched his hands. They sat down together, and he was showing her what to play, and they wrote a song together.”