Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Right after Kurt Cobain died, Dave Grohl didn't quite know what he was going to do next. There were undoubtedly many people interested in adding him to the mix and rightfully so, since he was one of the best drummers around (still is, probably). One of the first offers that came in was to become the permanent drummer for one of his favorite bands, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Ultimately, he turned it down in favor of finishing the demo he'd been working on, playing every track on his own because he really wanted to be the frontman. That demo later became the first Foo Fighters album and the rest is history.

But, he did play a few shows with Tom Petty first, just to try it out. I ran across a video of them playing together on Saturday Night Live and, while it sounds good, it also sounds very wrong. Petty's tunes are too laid back and Grohl sounds stifled, like he's trying to hold back. It's fun to watch though.

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