Dave Grohl Explains Why He Doesn’t Have Any Personal Social Media Accounts
Given all the weird and wonderful things that Dave Grohl gets up to in his ridiculously busy career, the Foo Fighters frontman has probably got a lot that he could document and show to the world – not to mention how many fans would undoubtedly want a deeper look inside the life of one of the biggest rock stars on the planet.
Instead of posting anything from his endless studio sessions, legendary BBQ gatherings or appearances on Sesame Street on social media, though, Dave prefers to stay quiet on that front – and he’s explained the reasoning for his lack of an online presence on a recent episode of the Good For You Podcast with Whitney Cummings.
When told by Whitney that he should get his own podcast, the musician mentions that he just tries “to hide from the world a lot”, before being asked, “Is social media your nightmare?”
“Well, I understand that it can be useful when you want people to know stuff,” Dave ponders. “So, like, if we make a song, then if we put it on there, then people will know we have a new song. But I don’t necessarily feel the need to tell everyone when I’m taking a shit or whatever. But I get it – I understand why people would. But it’s not really my thing.”
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With three daughters growing up in an age where social media is so prevalent, he also explains navigating that situation and figuring out what to allow in terms of their use of the Internet.
“I think everybody finds their way in doing all that kind of stuff,” continues Dave. “It has a lot to do with their friends, it has a lot to do with what they’re interested in. It usually begins with a project: ‘I’m gonna do a project. Can I get an Instagram account because I’m gonna do a project with horses? I’m gonna have my own horse YouTube channel!’
“It starts like that. And then you wind up in front of a mirror in a thong – I think that’s what happens!”
Watch the full interview below – with Dave’s thoughts on social media beginning around the 21-minute mark:
In other Foos news, Dave recently teased that the band’s new album – the follow-up to 2017’s brilliant Concrete And Gold – is “fucking weird”.
“I don’t want to give away too much, but… we’re, like, right in the middle of it right now,” he revealed. Argh!
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Dave Grohl and Father Christmas enjoyed a beer together at a recent Foo Fighters show.
According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.