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BartVanHemelen

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Dave Grohl talks about jamming with Prince at the Forum in Los Angeles in 2011

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Reply #1 posted 04/07/20 2:31am

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Dave's stories are always so honest and full of wonder. Love that kid.

Also find it a bit strange in a positive way that Prince liked the Foo Fighters/Dave Grhol so much...

Did not know that.

...would love to see their tribute.

Thanks Bart.

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Reply #2 posted 04/07/20 6:00am

bsprout

Great story.
Well, he’ll always have that and the memory of Prince covering one of his songs at the best Super Bowl halftime show in history.
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Reply #3 posted 04/07/20 8:04am

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I find Grohl's reverence for Prince interesting because '90s grunge was, among other things, a reaction against '80s glam - the styled hair, the crafted wardrobes, hypersexual lyrics (unless you were a woman), crowded arrangements, synthesizers and virtuosic guitar solos all suddenly made you look like an outdated try-hard. I don't remember any grunge acts targetting Prince, but Nirvana definitely antagonized Axl Rose, probably because they were in more direct competition.

In a way, Prince's conflict with WB was symptomatic of a wider cultural conflict with corporate culture in general and the music industry in particular. Nirvana were part of this cynicism, but also other groups including Public Enemy (and I think it's likely Prince partially derived his "slave" rhetoric from Chuck D. and tracks like "Who Stole the Soul?" - I also think Prince had so many songs about being sexually submissive that there is an overlooked sexual connotation here).

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Reply #5 posted 04/07/20 6:38pm

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Reply #6 posted 04/07/20 6:57pm

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https://prince.org/msg/7/455868



COME BACK RODEO COME BACK!

djThunderfunk said:
Not because of some silly milano on the org...DJ used it as a racial slur. He should be banned.
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Reply #7 posted 04/07/20 9:50pm

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Awww....that was so kind of Dave.

He loved the man and is passing this love onto his daughter!

It cant get better than that

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Reply #8 posted 04/08/20 7:23am

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BartVanHemelen said:




thanks for linking this stuff...seeing Dave speak about that soundcheck jam, playing "Whole Lotta Love", was a great read.
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Reply #9 posted 04/08/20 9:26am

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BartVanHemelen said:

https://medium.com/@daves...00e3bcf823

I watched the YouTube video you posted before I read this article, and I still really enjoyed this read. Dave is an entertaining writer.

It's interesting that he felt humbled while playing the drums around Prince, especially since back in the day he was praised for his drumming chops with Nirvana. His rivalry with Kurt Cobain was widely reported and he could be quite cocky (sound familiar?). As a Nirvana and Foo Fighters fan, I always liked Dave anyway and admired his talent even though he could admittedly be an 'asshole' at times. It's cool to read this heartfelt tribute to Prince; he really admired and loved him.

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Reply #10 posted 04/09/20 6:36am

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bsprout said:

BartVanHemelen said:

https://medium.com/@daves...00e3bcf823

I watched the YouTube video you posted before I read this article, and I still really enjoyed this read. Dave is an entertaining writer.

It's interesting that he felt humbled while playing the drums around Prince, especially since back in the day he was praised for his drumming chops with Nirvana. His rivalry with Kurt Cobain was widely reported and he could be quite cocky (sound familiar?). As a Nirvana and Foo Fighters fan, I always liked Dave anyway and admired his talent even though he could admittedly be an 'asshole' at times. It's cool to read this heartfelt tribute to Prince; he really admired and loved him.


I remember when Dave was on Howard Stern and Howard was trying to get him to say something bad about Prince (like he was a jerk because he never called) and Dave wouldn't go there. I believe in that interview Dave also said Prince was a better drummer than him. When Dave talked about this encounter with Prince on Jimmy Kimmel he said it was the most amazing experience of his life.

Paisley Park is in your heart
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Reply #11 posted 04/09/20 10:05am

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Thanks for posting the medium link Bart.

I always knew Dave was a huge Prince fan and knew of this story about them jamming together. I believe Dave spoke of it in concerts before Prince passed.

But when Prince passed, I always thought it was strange that Dave never spoke of it. After reading that, I now understand.

He was just as devastated as the rest of us.

[Edited 4/9/20 10:08am]

Cause tomorrow is taking too long
and yesterday's too far away
and the reality that you believe in begins to bind.
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Reply #12 posted 04/09/20 12:20pm

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rogifan said:

bsprout said:

I watched the YouTube video you posted before I read this article, and I still really enjoyed this read. Dave is an entertaining writer.

It's interesting that he felt humbled while playing the drums around Prince, especially since back in the day he was praised for his drumming chops with Nirvana. His rivalry with Kurt Cobain was widely reported and he could be quite cocky (sound familiar?). As a Nirvana and Foo Fighters fan, I always liked Dave anyway and admired his talent even though he could admittedly be an 'asshole' at times. It's cool to read this heartfelt tribute to Prince; he really admired and loved him.


I remember when Dave was on Howard Stern and Howard was trying to get him to say something bad about Prince (like he was a jerk because he never called) and Dave wouldn't go there. I believe in that interview Dave also said Prince was a better drummer than him. When Dave talked about this encounter with Prince on Jimmy Kimmel he said it was the most amazing experience of his life.

So sweet to hear his clear admiration; he seems to have grown/matured from 90s Dave.

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Reply #13 posted 04/10/20 12:13pm

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BartVanHemelen said:

https://medium.com/@daves...00e3bcf823

Thanks Bart, that was a great read! cool

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #14 posted 04/27/20 1:38pm

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https://jambands.com/news/2020/04/26/dave-grohl-recalls-jamming-whole-lotta-love-with-prince-to-an-empty-arena/

As part of Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, Dave Grohl recently offered one of his fondest memories of The Purple One.

Before one of Prince’s 21 shows at the LA Forum in 2011, Grohl arrived – unsure as to when Prince would want to jam – but suddenly found himself playing drums on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” with Prince playing lead guitar to an empty arena.

“It was awesome. It sounded so good. It was amazing,” Grohl gushes. “We did that for eight minutes. I was like, ‘Oh god this is the best band I’ve ever been in in my life! This is unbelievable.’ He said, ‘We should do that!… What are you doing next week?’ And I never saw him again.”

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