Dave Grohl Says He Would Love to Drum for AC/DC

2018-11-07

Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has a deep appreciation from AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd

Dave Grohl has performed with some of the biggest rock bands in the world, including Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures and Queens of the Stone Age, to name just a few. There’s still a band out there, though, that Grohl would love to perform drums in.

“AC/DC,” Grohl said in an interview with Forbes. “That’s my last one, that’s it.”

Grohl says that much of his love for AC/DC stems from his appreciate for the way AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd performs on the kit.

“If you dive back into (AC/DC’s) back catalog, that early s***, there was a little bit more dynamic, then they settled into the groove,” Grohl said. “That’s the thing. And it’s because of Phil Rudd. It’s AC/DC, but that guy holds the key.”

Rudd hasn’t performed live with AC/DC for several years, as he is dealing with some legal issues in his adoptive home country of New Zealand, plus a strange murder-for-hire charge filed back in 2014, which was eventually dropped. There are rumors that Rudd and vocalist Brian Johnson are both back with the guys of AC/DC and working on new music, after the two were caught on camera together outside a Vancouver recording studio last summer.

Grohl does have some history with AC/DC, although it is a stretch. Grohl sent Axl Rose his onstage guitar throne when the Guns N’ Roses vocalist broke his foot in 2016. That same year, Rose toured with AC/DC, filling in for Johnson on vocals when Johnson had to leave the tour due to hearing problems.

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