Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl favorite drummers of all time

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Dave Grohl, the legendary guitarist, and singer have been an inspirational role model in the music industry. His name is enough to inspire people and give them new ideas because he is one of the true rock stars.

He was the leader that took Foo Fighters to the spotlight of the world. Without Dave in the scene, it’s hard for us to even imagine what the future of the band would’ve been. His talents are the main reason why then the band is now one of the renowned bands. But, except for his epic guitar and voice, the backbeats we hear from the drum also play a vital role in their success.

Dave Grohl is a multi-talented person, he was the drummer behind Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in the grunge heroes Nirvana and he was also there to help Josh Homme in Queens when he needed a helping hand.

Besides being multitalented, Grohl is also genuinely a nice person. He is the kind of man that you’ll see destroying his guitar but you’ll also find him spending time in a room full of kids.

He has been praised many times for being one of the most talented artists in the world and he has always been happy to praise others, more likely some of his favorite drummers of all time.

Dave Grohl is himself a legend, and when a legend picks his favorite drummer, you know that something is there to spice up things! Let’s take a look at the five drummers who are Grohl’s favorite!

Dave Grohl’s 5 favorite drummers:

Neil Peart

The story begins when Neil Peart picked up his sticks and decides to take a rest from playing for Rush. There were many rumors which stated that Dave was gonna be the new member who was gonna help Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson by taking the role of Neil Peart.

Peart passed away and then he stated a tribute to him saying; “An inspiration to millions with an unmistakable sound who spawned generations of musicians (like myself) to pick up two sticks and chase a dream. A kind, thoughtful, brilliant man who ruled our radios and turntables not only with his drumming but also his beautiful words.” 

“I still vividly remember my first listen of ‘2112′ when I was young. It was the first time I really listened to a drummer. And since that day, music has never been the same. His power, precision, and composition was incomparable. He was called ‘The Professor’ for a reason: we all learned from him.”

Back in 2045 in an interview with Rolling Stone, he was questioned what he would say if there was an offer where he had to take place of the Neil Heart. “I’d say ‘I’m not physically or musically capable, but thanks for the offer.’ Neil Peart, that’s a whole other animal, another species of drummer.” 

Meg White

Dave stated another favorite drummer of his during the same interview with Rolling Stone. Grohl shared one of his favorite drummers and when he was discussing the possible inclusion in Rush he stated: “I know the arrangements, but I’m like Meg White to Neil Peart.”

The conversation looked like it was escalating but Dave quickly stated that White was one of his favorites. “She’s one of my favorite drummers!” Grohl explained, “she is one of those drummers that if you hear 15 seconds of her recording, you’ll know who it is, and that to me has always been the gold standard.” 

“That’s always been the challenge. You want to know when you hear it, like, you’re like, “Oh, that’s John Bonham. Oh, that’s Charlie Watts. That’s Ringo. That’s Stewart Copeland. That’s Meg White.” Now, let’s take a look at some other artists that Dave considers his favorite.

John Bonham

John Bonham was a legendary drummer and was often compared to Dave. You might be thinking about how this started, well everything started when Kurt Cobain stated that the legendary drummer, Led Zeppelin was comparable to Grohl.

It’s no wonder why Grohl picked John as one of the greatest drummers to exist. He even referred to him as the greatest rock drummer of all time. “Bonham played directly from the heart. His drumming was by no means perfect, but when he hit a groove it was so deep it was like a heartbeat. He had this manic sense of cacophony, but he also had the ultimate feel. he could swing, he could get on top, or he could pull back.

“Led Zeppelin, and John Bonham’s drumming especially, opened up my ears.” There is no doubt that Grohl picked John as one of his favorites, when we listen to one band from their opening it often becomes our own favorite.

Stewart Copeland

“I grew up listening to The Police, man”, this can be the main reason why Dave has picked Stewart Copeland as one of his favorite drummers. He and Taylor Hawkins even stated his long-term friendship with the Police.

He says, “One of the craziest things that this band has ever done is bring Stewart with us on a private jet from New York to Los Angeles, we had Stewart come out and play ‘Next To You’ with us, which was super fun.”

“Then we got on the private plane,” he continued: “and I just kinda sat there and thought ‘what the fuck am I doing with my life right now?’ Just to sit and listen to the stories of ‘the band’ and that was something I will never forget.” 

it’s a tragedy that we had to witness the passing of Taylor Hawkins.

Ringo Starr

ringo starr

This one drummer stays as his special one. Grohl has his heart reserved by one special drummer and the one who has reserved the heart of Dave Groh is nonother than Ringo Starr. the legendary drummer grew an iconic style of drumming that made everyone his favorite and this might’ve been an influence of The Beatles.

Let’s take a look at what Dave Groh has to say about the playing style of Ringo. Dave was asked to “Define ‘best drummer in the world’,” in a tribute video for the Stars Hall of Fame presentation.

“Is it someone that’s technically proficient? Or is it someone that sits in the song with their own feel? Ringo was the king of feel.” 

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