Dave Grohl apparently does not like to be sober when he takes the stage with the Foo Fighters.
Appearing on radio station KLOS-FM, the 49-year-old rocker described in detail how he gets himself loaded in his pre-show ritual.
It starts 90 minutes before the show starts when Grohl takes three Advil pills. Then the drinking starts.
“An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light,” he said. “About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag [Jagermeister], finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going. Now there’s a bunch of people around, so I’m throwing shots at everybody and I’m taking shots with everyone in the room.”
But Grohl isn’t close to finished yet.
“The next Coors Light is down, I got a cold one,” he said. “Now it’s about maybe 20 minutes before going on. I’ve had three or four shots of Jager and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get 15 minutes to ourselves.
He added as an aside, “This is bad! This is how I’ve spent every night of the last year and a half. That’s why I’m not scared of the Lord. I’ve seen worse.”
Amazingly, that still isn’t the end of the drinking ritual.
“So then like 15 minutes before, we’re like, ‘We need our privacy,’ which is such bullshit. We totally don’t,” Grohl explained. “So then, it’s all of us and I feel guilty because I’m the only one who’s been doing the shots of the Jag, so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band, who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever.
“So I’m pounding them with Jag but I have to take them with them, so now I’m five or six shots in,” he continued. “And it’s like, it’s time to walk to the stage, so I crack another beer just to have a cold one as I walk up and I pick up the bottle and drink the last inch of the Jag!”
But just in case anyone listening might’ve gotten the wrong idea, Grohl added, “Kids, stay in school, don’t do drugs.”