Dave Grohl has always been my guy. From the day I got into rock music, there was Dave, whether it be as the drummer for Nirvana or lead singer of my all time favorite rock band Foo Fighters.
Now, I have enjoyed the music Dave Grohl has put out over the years but what really drew me to him was his personality. Every time I saw him in an interview he seemed so honest, done to earth and most important: Funny as Hell!
I could go on and on for hours about all the things I love about Dave Grohl, but luckily for you there are two appearances Dave made on Kilborn back in the early 2000s that pretty much capture all that is great about him.
In both of these videos it is simply Dave Grohl being himself, having fun and playing music.
The first video is Dave performing ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin. From the get-go, Dave is just having fun with it. Throw in some forgotten lyrics and an improvised guitar solo (which is sang by Dave not played on guitar) and you got some of the best 6 minutes late night television has ever seen.
The next song is Dave performing ‘Tiny Dancer’ by Elton John. A song Dave claims he had never heard until he saw the movie ‘Almost Famous’. The performance turns into a sort of strange version of VH1 Storytellers with Dave saying he wanted to do a performance art piece re-enacting the famous scene from Almost Famous. Instead, Dave with the help of the audience and a teleprompter (which just stops at one point) gives us one of the most fun renditions of ‘Tiny Dancer’ you’ll ever see. Enjoy.