Dave Grohl took mushrooms at his mum's Christmas party

11 December 2021, 18:00

Dave Grohl recalls taking mushrooms at his mum's Christmas party
Dave Grohl recalls taking mushrooms at his mum's Christmas party. Picture: Imagespace/Alamy Stock Photo/Getty Images

The Foo Fighters frontman has recalled the time he was given the hallucinogen by a friend at 15 and ended up staying all night trying to learn a Led Zeppelin song.

Dave Grohl has recalled some of his childhood Christmases and looked back at the time he took mushrooms at his mum's Christmas party.

Last year, the Foo Fighters took part in an interview with Apple Music, where he told the humorous tale of being given the hallucinogenic by a friend and decided to take it at one of their family parties.

He revealed: "I grew up in a house that was really small and every Christmas night people just knew to come over to the Grohl’s little house. We would all just sit around and listen to music and drink and stuff like that.

"By the time I was like 14 or 15, now I’m in a punk rock band, my punk rock friends are coming over. Then my mum’s teacher friends are coming over and then my sister… I mean, we lived in a small little neighbourhood and everyone just knew to come over."

Big Dave added: "So this one year… God I shouldn’t be telling this story. This one year, I think I was like 15 or something like that. My friend gave me mushrooms for Christmas, right? I’d never taken them before. So I thought, ‘Okay, I probably shouldn’t take them at this party because all of my mother’s friends are coming over'

"Right? They’re teachers at the school that I go to, I know these people. I’d known for a long time."

The former Nirvana drummer continued: "So my friend gives me all these mushrooms. I think, 'I’ll take a little bit before the party.' "

"I was out of my fucking mind. Right? So much so, one of the teachers from the school pulled me into the bathroom at one point and was like, ‘Are you doing cocaine?’ I was like, ‘No, no!’

"So then after everyone left I stayed up and tried to learn that Zeppelin song, Bron-Yr-Aur, that acoustic thing until like six o’clock in the morning. I never figured it out. I thought I figured it out, but I didn’t really figure it out.”