Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Pens Beatles Love Letter

2012-07-24

Story by Anne Erickson

Foo Fighters frontman praises the Beatles in a note for their iTunes compilation

There’s no getting around it: Dave Grohl is a huge fan of the Beatles. The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer has never hid his admiration for the Beatles, so it should come as little surprise that Grohl has penned a new love letter of sorts gushing over the Fab Four and explaining why they’re the reason he entered the music business.

Grohl’s note comes as part of the Beatles’ new compilation, “Tomorrow Never Knows,” which is an exclusive release available only on iTunes. In the message, he explains the great influence the Beatles have had on his grunge music.

“If it weren’t for The Beatles, I would not be a musician,” Grohl stated. “From a very young age, I became fascinated with their songs, and over the years have drowned myself in the depth of their catalogue. Their groove and their swagger. Their grace and their beauty. Their dark and their light. The Beatles seemed to be capable of anything.”

Grohl isn’t wasting any time getting his daughter, Violet, into Beatles-mania. He says she’s already a Beatles fan and especially digs the “100% timeless Rock and Roll” found on “Hey Bulldog.”

“Recently, I showed my 6-year-old daughter, Violet, the brilliant ‘Yellow Submarine’ movie,” Grohl explained. “It was her introduction to The Beatles, and she instantly shared the same fascination I felt when I was her age discovering The Beatles for the first time… From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time. Just ask Violet.”

 




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