Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Gives Chevelle Touring Advice

2012-01-26

Story by Cat Badra

Chevelle take a tip from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl

Chevelle are hardly newbies when it comes to the road. Just this past year, the Chicago hard rock trio toured numerous U.S. cities with Gavin Rossdale-fronted Bush, and it’s not a hyperbole to say they’ve played thousands of gigs in their 15-plus year career. Still, it never hurts to take advice from a real vet. That’s just what happened when Chevelle played a few concerts with the Foo Fighters and, lo and behold, the one and only Dave Grohl offered up some touring advice!

As the story goes, Chevelle doesn’t travel with any security, and that is thanks to Grohl. “We were playing shows with the Foo Fighters, and Dave Grohl walks us across the street. I said, ‘Dave, no security, no lines?’” lead vocalist and guitarist Pete Loeffler told Rolling Stone. “He said, ‘Yeah, security makes more problems than they fix.’ We always felt like if Dave Grohl doesn’t need security, what do we need security for?” Good point.

As for Chevelle’s tour with Bush, the guys were impressed by singer Rossdale and how he handles his fame and heartthrob status. Bush, after all, have a very ardent female fan base, especially compared to other alternative bands. “They had these Gavin-ite women that came out,” Pete said. “They’d be dressed up, wearing high heels to a rock show, hoping to meet him and whatever it is they were hoping to do.” Chevelle respected the way Rossdale fielded the attention. “He’s a good guy too, which is cool, ’cause he takes it and keeps going,” drummer Sam Loeffler said.

Chevelle are preparing to head out on another run, this time alongside Middle Class Rut and Janus. The outing commences Feb. 24 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with the music flowing until March 16 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Find a whole list of tour stops on Chevelle’s artist page. (Photo credit: Steve Gullick.)

 




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