Dave Grohl would drum with ABBA: "I'm such a big fan"

He's already got quite a lot on his plate as it is, but Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl wouldn't say no to playing with ABBA: "Show me a drum set and I will sit down to it…"

Dave Grohl would drum with ABBA: "I'm such a big fan"
Emily Carter
Grizzlee Martin

It's no secret that Dave Grohl loves a bit of ABBA, and with the recently-reunited Swedish pop legends gearing up to release their first album in 40 years, as well as a virtual concert residency, the Foo Fighters frontman has shared that he's open to playing drums for them – should they ever ask.

Speaking to BBC, Dave enthused of their comeback, "Oh my god, I'm such a big ABBA fan. When I saw that they were coming back and they had a record, I shot that link to 100 people I knew, then listened to the new song and wept like a baby. I cried like a baby. Oh man!

"It almost sounded like time hadn't passed," he continued of their new tracks I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down. "Plus it was such a beautiful, romantic, melancholy, bittersweet retrospective. Ugh, it's amazing. ABBA can do no wrong."

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When quizzed what he'd do if ABBA asked him to play drums for them, Dave then joked: "I'm not kidding dude, I will get up and play drums at your cousin's bar mitzvah! Show me a drum set and I will sit down to it. So yes, I would play with ABBA."


In another segment of the BBC interview, watch Dave talk about living on three gas station corndogs a day while writing Nirvana's Nevermind:

All the way back in 2013, Dave drummed with Ghost (then Ghost B.C.) on the band's If You Have Ghost EP and covered ABBA's I’m A Marionette, so he's already well-rehearsed if the job ever does come along…

Listen to that below:

Catch Foo Fighters live at the following UK dates next year:

June 2022

25 Manchester Emirates Old Trafford (w/ St. Vincent and Loose Articles)
27 Birmingham Villa Park (w/ Courtney Barnett and Hot Milk)
30 London Stadium (w/ St. Vincent and Shame)

July 2022

2 London Stadium (w/ Courtney Barnett and Hot Milk)

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