Dave Grohl Posts Letter From His Ninth Grade Experience


Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performing amid a blue background and bright blue lights during a show in Detroit, Michigan.

Story by Charles Ken, photo by Ken Settle

In a letter from his high school days, a young Dave Grohl ponders, “What will I be like in the future?”

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has posted a letter he wrote to himself back when he was a young lad in high school.

“I think that in the past year I have changed both mentally and physically,” the letter, which Grohl wrote in the ninth grade, reads.

“Mentally I have changed quite a bit,” the letter continues. “When I was 13 or 14 (I’m 15 now) I used to think of everything as one big joke, life was one big party.”

“But, now I approach everything with a more serious approach,” Grohl adds. “School is no longer a social activity. It’s a part time job that requires a lot of attention and a lot of work.”

Other sections of the note of interest include Grohl commenting that he’s “six inches taller” and wearing a different style of clothing and a new haircut. “Now that I think about it, I’ve changed quite a bit,” a young Grohl adds in the note. “And so, I think that in the future I will change even more.”

The note wraps up with Grohl stating, “Which makes me wonder. What will I be like in the future?”

There are no hints in the note of what big things were to come for Grohl. The budding musician was determined to make a life for himself in the music business. He joined Washington, D.C. punk band Scream and eventually became a member of Nirvana, famously serving as the band’s drummer. Nirvana vocalist Kurt Cobain passed away in 1994, and the band disbanded. Grohl then went on to form Foo Fighters, which has achieved massive success over the years.

Grohl shared his ninth grade letter on his @DavesTrueStories Instagram account, which he launched last year. View the full Instagram account here.

Charles Ken
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