Up close and personal with the Foo Fighters frontman

Kerrang! 2000

Kerrang! Confidential What's your nickname and why?
"Disco. Disco Dave. Taylor calls me that so everyone else does too."

At school where you a dunce or a teacher's pet?
"All of the above. I was stupid so they thought I was cute."

What was your first shag like?
"Strange. It was with a girl from my high-school that I didn't really know. She was an athlete, and about six inches taller than me. Cute, but big. She had a party when her parents were away - I was in her bathroom writing shit on her mirror with lipstick I had found. She came in and started making out with me. We walked out of the bathroom and went downstairs only to find everybody was gone, so we made out on a pull-out couch"

Who is your best friend?
"I'd say Jimmy, who roadied for Nirvana and now roadies for us too. I've known him since I was seven. And he did the first ever tour I did of the US."

Have you ever been arrested?
"Yes, I have. It was well documented in your magazine."

What would you be if you weren't a rock star?
"I would have to say that I would be one of those guys working for a pay cheque, but still playing music. Or, I would be in the Foo Fighters!"

How would you describe yourself on a blind date form?
"Nervous. I'm kind of a weirdo socially . I'm kind of a loner too, but I do enjoy people's company. I may be sociable but not social."

What's the most extravagant thing you've ever bought?
"I bought a 40-thousand dollar truck. I've also rented Lear Jets before now, on my own."

Who's gagging for a shagging?
"Gillian Anderson. And that chick from Smashing Pumpkins."

Who's gagging for a smacking?
"Everyone except my band members."

What's the worst job you've ever had?
"Working at Tower Records in Washington DC in the late 80s."

When was the last time you called home?
"I normally call home every 3 or 4 days just to check in."

What's your most embarrassing moment?
"Standing on the side of a highway in Australia, being breathalysed on a scooter, with traffic driving by. Kids were hanging out of car windows shouting, 'Alright Dave?!' and 'Great show!'."

Who would you most like to see naked?
"Any of my friends. Or Roseanne Barr."

What's the best rumor you've heard about yourself?
"That I have a huge cock."

What's in your wallet right now?
"Hold on....I've got about four hundred dollars, a business card from some karaoke guy, a driving license and credit cards."

What's your favourite joke?
"Why was six scared of seven? Because seven, eight, nine."

If you were marooned on a desert island which member of the Foo Fighters would you eat first?
"Nate and Chris work out a lot, so their meat may be a little tough. Taylor is pretty much a lazy guy, so he may be a nice piece of veal."

Which Foo Fighters song would you donate to an album titled 'Crap Songs Of Our Time'?
"Probably, February Stars."

What's your drug of choice?
"Crown Royal Whiskey"

What does God look like?
"Lemmy from Motörhead"

When you die how would you like to go?
"Nice and slow. I want people to feel my pain."