You’ll never believe what Foo Fighters take on tour
Ever wanted to know if Dave Grohl is a boxers or briefs kind of guy? In the latest installment of “comeback videos” from the Foo Fighters camp, the world’s best alternative drummer reveals his undie preference and gives fans a sneak peek into the Foos’ road cases to uncover what personal items each member lugs around while on tour.
Trawling through the cases Grohl uncovers Nate Mendel’s Thin Lizzy DVD and personalised ping pong paddle, Taylor Hawkins’ boardshorts (what else?), Pat Smear’s love of Gucci and political literature and Chris Shiflett’s pink thongs and matching pinking pink umbrella – which leads Grohl to conclude “I’m kind of grossed out right now”. But the best road case of all is Grohl’s which contains a book about Lucid Dreaming, an AC/DC belt buckle and his undies. Watch the full video below to find out if Dave Grohl prefers to wear boxes or briefs when jamming out on stage.
12 months ago Grohl wrote a letter to fans claiming that he wasn’t sure when the Foo Fighters would play again. “It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while,” Grohl wrote. “I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just put it back in the garage for a while.” That hiatus was very short-lived with the band reuniting just months later to begin work on their as-yet-untitled eight studio album.
Speaking with FL to promote the latest release from his alt-country side-project, guitarist Chris Shiflett told Doug Wallen that the new album is going to be “pretty fucking fun”. Shiflett remained fairly tight-lipped about the Foos but did confirm the band weren’t far off hitting the studio. “We haven’t officially started [the record], but we’re getting underway soon,” he told FL in July. Since then Nevermind producer and Garbage founder producer Butch Vig has revealed that he’s been working with the band on a set of “KILLER new songs”.
Last week, the band enlisted the help of ‘80s superstar Erik Estrada to announce their first ever shows in Mexico city, officially putting an end to their live hiatus and bringing hope to fans that the new record will be out in early 2014.