Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl, 42, in an interview with, shares the 25 things you don't know about him.

1. I love skeet shooting. (And I'm a damn good shot.)
2. I still listen to Ace of Base.
3. My entire life, I've had the same recurring dream about a house I've never been to.
4. I was VP of my freshman class in high school.
5. I also did the morning announcements.

6. When I was young, my spine was crooked, so for years I had to wear a lift on my left shoe.
7. I never took lessons to play the drums. I learned to play on pillows in my bedroom.
8. I try to go mountain biking five days a week.
9. My favorite drink is Brennivin Icelandic schnapps.
10. Lacrosse was my favorite sport growing up. I was a goalie for years.

11. I dropped out of high school to start touring with a band at 17. I've toured almost every year since.
12. I can speak with a whistle. (It's really hard to explain. You have to hear it.)
13. My parents almost named me Hans. So my nickname as a child was "Hans Grohlo." (It was the '70s.)
14. I believe in UFOs.
15. I love assembling Ikea furniture.

16. I hate talking on the phone.
17. I was a professional theater actor as a kid.
18. I also worked at Shakey's pizza.
19. I was the fifth drummer of Nirvana.
20. I am really, really, really good at Whack-a-Mole.

21. I listen to old-school disco every morning with my kids, Violet, 5, and Harper, 2.
22. I used to wear long johns under my jeans because I thought I was too skinny. (Not a problem anymore.)
23. My hero as a child was Jim Craig, the legendary hockey goalie from the 1980 U.S. Olympic team. I had a chance to meet him before I performed at the 2002 winter Olympics. It made my night.
24. My main method of transportation is motorcycle (weather permitting).
25. I still say small, medium and large at Starbucks. Those Italian words confuse me.

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