Lead Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, has launched “Dave’s True Stories” on Instagram to share some of his best moments during the Coronavirus lockdown.
In the latest edition, Grohl tells the tale of when the Foo Fighters were asked to replace Korn at Ozzfest in 1998. He said he was sure the band’s sound would fit in.
“I scoured our back catalogue for anything without the word ‘love’ or a George Harrison style slide guitar solo in it,” he wrote on Instagram. “I felt like the asshole kid searching for ONLY the marshmallows in a box of Lucky Charms (It’s the textual juxtaposition of the marshmallows and cereal combined that makes Lucky Charms the king of cereals, folks. Don’t be that kid.)”
After the show he talked about partying with Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul of Pantera.
“Anyone who ever had the honor to hang out with Pantera knows that it was not for the faint of heart,” he wrote. “First of all, there was never a band more welcoming, more hospitable, more down to earth than Pantera. It didn’t matter who you are, what you did, where you were from, they would welcome you in, stuff a beer in your hand, a shot in your mouth, and make you laugh harder than you’ve ever laughed before (until you wound up barfing it all back up and having the most soul-crushing hanger of your life the next morning).”
Grohl added that he took a road trip with the Pantera boys to their strip club in Barstow, Texas where he lost his wallet that he affectionately called “Fort Knox”. However, the wallet was returned to him years later after being kept in a safe place at the gas station where he lost it.
“Fort Knox was returned to me not too long after that,” he said. “Completely intact. Just like a time capsule buried for years, it was still filled with sweet memorabilia from that glorious time in my life. Credit cards, too! And yes…my old driver’s license. The one with the Revenge of the Nerds haircut. My golden ticket. My key to the Clubhouse. Like a knife twisting in my back, I had to smile. This now made it all worthwhile.”