Why is Dave Grohl so universally beloved?

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  1. Teflon Queen

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    He sounds like a tough version of Chad Kroeger...and maybe 1 Foo Fighters songs cracks the top 5 of Nirvana. I've listened to some of their alleged great albums multiple times now and I just don't see it. I do love everlong.
     
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  2. Odin

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    this is sad, even for you

    and i don't even like dave grohl
     
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  4. Cornelius Suttree

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    Foo Fighters make lame music but he is just a cool dude who genuinely cares more about making and playing music than making money at the expense of his fans
     
  5. Teflon Queen

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    So you don't like Dave Grohl, but my point is sad? I'm honestly curious as to why so many people love him.
     
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  6. fucktx

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    maybe because he's been one of the most influential musicians of the past two decades+?
     
  7. Teflon Queen

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    How?
     
  8. pockets

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    If we didn't have Grohl would music be any different? Did he influence Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Luke Bryan?


    Maybe he should have...
     
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  11. Odin

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    this is sad:
    nirvana has nothing that cracks the foo's top 5
     
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  12. The Banks

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    Would much rather listen to Dave Grohl/Foo Fighters than Nirvana

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  13. fucktx

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  14. Teflon Queen

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    Please point me to some good Foo Fighters songs
     
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    Thought the Foo Fighters were pretty good in the mid to late 90s. :idk:

    Drummer for Nirvana. Seems like a good career. Swell guy to boot.
     
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  16. Don't Hate Me Bro!

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    Listen to Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace by Foo Fighters on @AppleMusic.
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    Listen to Skin and Bones (Live) by Foo Fighters on @AppleMusic.
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    Listen to In Your Honor by Foo Fighters on @AppleMusic.
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  17. snowfx2

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    He had me at his love for the Descendents

     
  18. steamengine

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    Their music is terrible but he seems like a cool guy, whatever that's worth
     
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  19. Cornelius Suttree

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    Dairy Queen new Diarrhea Planet was up for listening on NPR all day today

    :ohgosh:
     
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  20. Corky Bucek

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    DaveGrohl is a Alabama poster so I can see why Thrasher doesn't like him and thinks his music blows.
     
  21. JonathanCoachman

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    Because he's the grunge version of Paul McCartney.
     
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  22. Teflon Queen

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    No...Paul McCartney is infinitely cooler than Dave Grohl could ever wish to be
     
  23. JonathanCoachman

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    I didn't say he was as cool, just the grunge version. Beatles:Nirvana :: Wings:Foo Fighters
     
  24. COVIDiskilingme79

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    Truman has a pretty cool Dave Grohl story iirc.
     
  25. Joe_Pesci

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    he likes Ghost

    good enough for me
     
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    I saw that list and asked myself why all those Foo Fighter songs started out with the word "Listen"

    I'm not proud of what i've done...
     
  27. miles

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    dave grohl seems like a weird guy to hate on
     
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  29. The_Baumer

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    Everlong easily holds its own with Nirvana's catalog. I find myself listening to that song a lot more often than anything Nirvana did.

    Grohl has genuine chops as a musician and he's a catalog of info/history on rock music. His Sound City documentary is one of my favorites. You can see the respect he has for musicians who came before him.

    It's not strange that people like him for all of these reasons.
     
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  30. eHo

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    The Foo Fighters are like Aerosmith to me. Really good rock n roll music, but nothing that is particularly innovative or influential. The Foos are the type of band that almost everybody likes, but they're almost nobody's favorite band.
     
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    Dave's voice isn't great. The lyrics don't have a ton of substance. But the music is really, really good. And that's the point - he's said so.

    As far as Dave himself, he's a good spokesperson for rock music whenever the media needs one because:
    • no extensive arrest record
    • family man
    • encyclopedic knowledge of music
    • funny
    • does a ton of shit for fans
    • puts on a great show
    • credibility will never be questioned because he was in Nirvana

    If you don't like Dave's voice I don't see how you listen to Nirvana :twocents:
     
  32. animal_mother

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    Love me some DP
     
  33. Fran Tarkenton

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    yea weird we just had this on our team board. I guess let me preface by saying im a huge Nirvana fan and took offense by you hating on Kurt Cobain but then slurping up Dave Grohl. Grohl is meh to me; not hating on him but just defending Nirvana.

    Dave Grohl is definitely a talented musician. Not sure he is the greatest creative artist.

    Foo Fighters had a great start but they did nothing for me over the long run. Nothing innovative, generational. A solid, decent band. Not an influence on rock music.

    I dont know how Grohl being a cool guy factors into the music or if he really is a cool guy. But 'being a good spokesperson for whenever the media needs one' makes him more dislikeable for me. Its lazy for the award shows to have him every year and he sells out for the facetime. Its not his actual music driving the notereity at this point, its him being a sellout. I guess he could be doing it all for fans, but making more music would seem to be a more effective means to that end.

    Grohl is whatever. Talented, not a generational voice. Cool guy I guess. But his facetime in the mainstream doesnt jive with the product the foo fighters have given music.
     
  34. milquetoast

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    I like him and Foo Fighters.

    Tough shit.
     
  35. LetItSoak

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    How does doing media appearances make him a sell out ?
     
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  36. Teflon Queen

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    Why does rock need a spokesperson?
     
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  37. Tony Perkis

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    Because he's not a faggot like Kurt Cobain was
     
  38. DollarBillHokie

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    Same way that talking shit about a member of Nirvana is defending Nirvana. It isn't logical.
     
  39. Lawnole23

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    Agree.

    I've told my Dave grohl story but I'll do it again. A girl I went to college with was obsessed with him. Her mom met daves mom somewhere and she mentioned what a big fan her daughter was. Daves mom called him and told him. He mailed the the girl I knew some ring he wore all tour and a really long letter thanking her for being a fan and offered front row tickets to the next show they had in her home town.

    Guy is extremely nice to everyone around him and thankful for his fans. We need more Dave Grohls.
     
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  40. Teflon Queen

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    Again, why do we need overly nice and thankful rock stars?
     
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  41. Andy Reocho

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    Because you touch yourself at night
     
  42. OHW

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    He looks like Angela Lansbury.
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  43. dome foam

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    we can always count on Dairy Queen to ask those hard hitting questions
     
  44. miles

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    Seems like you just hate grohl for no reason tbh
     
  45. Teflon Queen

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    I don't hate him I'm just confused by his and the Foo Fighters celebrity
     
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  46. LetItSoak

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    You asked why he's beloved and received a specific example. I'm not sure if you're trolling or not here
     
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  47. Tiffin

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    There was already a Foo Fighters thread like this. Way to have an original thought there Thrasher.
     
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  48. Teflon Queen

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    Paul Walker was supposedly a really nice guy but I still thought he was a shitty actor
     
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  49. TheFreak55

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    Shitty take even for you
     
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  50. Andy Reocho

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    I think it's clear that the reason Grohl is loved so much is because of his personality/character, not his music. I don't get why you're struggling to grasp that