Dave Grohl quotes

Born
January 14, 1969, Warren, Ohio, U.S.

Occupation
Musician.

Dave Grohl is an American musician, singer and songwriter as a member of Nirvana, Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

No, there’s something about the sing-song cadence of children’s music that has its place in rock.
– Dave Grohl
A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It’s an individual-feel thing, you know?
– Dave Grohl
It’s tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I’m wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next.
– Dave Grohl
I never needed much, and I never thought I’d get more than what I had. A trip to Burger King was the biggest thing in the world to me. Heaven.
– Dave Grohl
I think my biggest musical hero growing up was probably Ian MacKaye. He set a great example for all of us local musicians. Still, to this day, I see him as the best example of a right-on musician.
– Dave Grohl
I’ve experienced great things, I’ve experienced great tragedies. I’ve done almost everything I could possibly ever imagine doing, but I just know that there’s more.
– Dave Grohl
I think people should feel encouraged to be themselves.
– Dave Grohl
All I really had was a suitcase and my drums. So I took them up to Seattle and hoped it would work.
– Dave Grohl
Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.
– Dave Grohl
When there’s so much left to do, why spend your time focusing on things you’ve already done, counting trophies or telling stories about the good old days?
– Dave Grohl
In this day and age, when you can use a machine or computer to simulate or emulate what people can do together, it still can’t replace the magic of four people in a room playing.
– Dave Grohl
Wow, I get to wake up again? Ok. You have to make good with what you’ve got.
– Dave Grohl
Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument – learning to do your craft – that’s the most important thing! It’s not about what goes on in a computer!
– Dave Grohl
I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands. I had posters on my wall. I had Beatles records.
– Dave Grohl
Neil Young is my hero, and such a great example. You know what that guy has been doing for the past 40 years? Making music. That’s what that guy does. Sometimes you pay attention, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes he hands it to you, sometimes he keeps it to himself. He’s a good man with a beautiful family and wonderful life.
– Dave Grohl
I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands.
– Dave Grohl
Give me something to assemble, I won’t look at the directions, I’ll try to figure it out by myself. It’s why I love Ikea furniture.
– Dave Grohl
You know, Nirvana used to start rehearsals with the three of us just jamming. For, like, a half an hour, just noise and freeform crap – and usually it was crap. But sometimes things would come from it, and some songs on Nevermind came from that, and ‘Heart Shaped Box’ and stuff on ‘In Utero’ just happened that way.
– Dave Grohl
When Nirvana became popular, you could very easily slip and get lost during that storm. I fortunately had really heavy anchors – old friends, family.
– Dave Grohl
When you’re young, you’re not afraid of what comes next. You’re excited by it.
– Dave Grohl
I have crazy claustrophobic dreams, weird elevator dreams where the elevator closes in and all of a sudden I am lying down – oh my God, it’s a casket. Just freaky stuff like that.
– Dave Grohl
A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they’re stuck in that safe place.
– Dave Grohl
A lot of the records you buy, there’s nothing you can hold in your hand, it’s all 1’s and 0’s, this digital cloud floating in the ether. but with analog albums, you can hold it in your hand.
– Dave Grohl
There are times when I feel like I’m a traveling minister. I’m trying to go out and get kids to pick-up yard sale instruments and change the world.
– Dave Grohl
The whole slacker generation totally didn’t apply to us musically.
– Dave Grohl
I owe everything to Nirvana. But I can’t let that overshadow the future. For the first few years, I didn’t even want to talk about Nirvana. Partly because it was just painful to talk about losing Kurt but also because I wanted the Foo Fighters to mean something.
– Dave Grohl
Joining a band without ever having really met the people before, you just want to be musically powerful.
– Dave Grohl
If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s gathering people together to do something fun.
– Dave Grohl
There’s always gonna be rock n’ roll bands, there’s always gonna be kids that love rock n’ roll records, and there will always be rock n’ roll.
– Dave Grohl
I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death.
– Dave Grohl
From the time that ‘Nevermind’ came out in September of 1991 to the time that Nirvana was over, it was really just a few years, and a lot happened in those few years.
– Dave Grohl
The most important thing is that you honor that musical integrity, whether you make music that sounds like ABBA or you make music that sounds like Void.
– Dave Grohl
Who’s to say what’s a good voice and not a good voice?
– Dave Grohl
If it weren’t for the Beatles, I would not be a musician.
– Dave Grohl
When I listen to the radio, I just hear so much music that doesn’t even sound like people. The vocals are all tuned, and the drums are all fake.
– Dave Grohl
Whenever I say I made a record in the garage, people just assume that I have, like, a Lear jet parked in there or something. But really there’s old luggage, a couple of bikes. It’s big enough to put one minivan in. That’s it. No dartboard. I’m so not macho.
– Dave Grohl
It’s a weird thing when you make records. You try to hear it before you make it, so you walk into the studio with this idea of what you expect to happen, and that usually changes. That usually turns into something else, and that’s a good thing.
– Dave Grohl
There’s a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.
– Dave Grohl
Music will never go away, and I will never stop making music; it’s just what capacity or what arena you decide to do it.
– Dave Grohl
Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It’s a black wall. It’s a thief.
– Dave Grohl
Your personal history is a part of what happens with your hands and your head as you play music.
– Dave Grohl
I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it’s not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up listening to Beatles records on my floor. That’s how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be a musician.
– Dave Grohl
When you have kids, you see life through different eyes. You feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate. It’s inevitable that that would make its way into your songwriting.
– Dave Grohl
I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?
– Dave Grohl
I dropped out of high school and I couldn’t go to college ’cause I wasn’t smart enough, so I’d resigned myself to loading trucks and playing punk rock on the weekends.
– Dave Grohl
I’m kind of claustrophobic… It’s not even like enclosed spaces. It’s like I hate being stuck in one band, you know? Just being stuck is the biggest drag, for fear that, you know, just that you can’t get out.
– Dave Grohl