Dave Grohl to Serve as Record Store Day 2015 Ambassador

2015-02-14

Story by Anne Erickson

Record Store Day just got cooler with Dave Grohl serving as its 2015 ambassador

Record Store Day is coming up this April, and the folks behind the annual music event have named Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl as the holiday’s official 2015 ambassador.

“Growing up in Springfield, Virginia in the 70’s and 80’s, my local independent record stores were magical, mysterious places that I spent all of my spare time (and money) in, finding what was to eventually become the soundtrack of my life,” Grohl wrote a release. “Every weekend, I couldn’t wait to take my hard earned, lawn mowing cash down for an afternoon full of discovery.”

In a video to promote Record Store Day, Grohl talks about the first record he ever purchased: a compilation album called “K-Tel’s Blockbuster 20 Original Hits” by the Original Stars, with Alice Cooper and the Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein.”

Foo Fighters have something special planned for Record Store Day, too. Grohl and company will release a new Foo Fighters EP called “Songs from the Laundry Room,” offering previously unreleased songs, covers and demos.

Past Record Store Day Ambassadors have included Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Iggy Pop, Jack White and Ozzy Osbourne.

Record Store Day will take place April 18. The full Record Store Day release list will be revealed March 10.




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