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Dave Grohl Reveals Hardcore Pre-Gig Drinking Ritual 'He Did Every Night For 18 Months'

Rachael Grealish

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Dave Grohl Reveals Hardcore Pre-Gig Drinking Ritual 'He Did Every Night For 18 Months'

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There have been some strange musician pre-show rituals to come to light over the years - The Rolling Stones have to tuck into a shepherd's pie, Leonard Cohen had to have a stiff whiskey and, of course, Mumford and Sons have to do some wood burning.

Adding to the list Dave Grohl, the lead singer of The Foo Fighters, has revealed what he and the other members of the band get up to.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking to NME he said his routine involves taking three Advil (well he is a bit accident-prone) an hour and a half before stage time, then moves on to a cocktail of interesting drinks.

He said: "An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light. About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag [Jägermeister], finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going. Now there's a bunch of people around, so I'm throwing shots at everybody and I'm taking shots with everyone in the room. The next Coors Light is down, I got a cold one.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Now it's about maybe 20 minutes before going on. I've had three or four shots of Jäger and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get 15 minutes to ourselves...

"So then, it's all of us and I feel guilty because I'm the only one who's been doing the shots of the Jag so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever.

"So I'm pounding them with Jag but I have to take the shots with them so now I'm five or six shots in. And it's like, it's time to walk to the stage so I crack another beer just to have a cold one as I walk up and I pick up the bottle and drink the last inch of the Jag!"

When reflecting on the his ritual he said: "This is bad! This is how I've spent every night of the last year and a half. That's why I'm not scared of the Lord. I've seen worse."

The 49-year-old former Nirvana drummer certainly knows how to put it away in true rockstar style.

I don't know about you, but I'm already feeling the hangover for the guy just reading it - someone pass me the Advil.

Topics: Entertainment News, News, Dave Grohl, Music, Foo Fighters

Rachael Grealish
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