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Dave (and me) quiz John Paul Jones

February 25th, 2010 Comments off

John Paul Jones is in the hot seat for this month’s ‘An Audience With…’ in Uncut magazine  (A feature Dave himself took part in 3 years ago)  and one of the questions this time around comes from Dave:

One Butthole Surfers anecdote, please?
Dave Grohl

Ha!  I was brought in to produce the Butthol Surfers’ 1993 album, Independent Worm Saloon.  I uess it was to give it a heavy rock vibe, but it didn’t work like that.  They were actually incredibly hard-working in the studio, but I recall running up a phenomenal bar-bill at the Sun Rafael studio.  And then there was Gibby and his… eccentric studio behaviour.  Gibby did one vocal take shouting into his guitar.  He held it out in front of his face and screamed at it.  Ha!  He was trying to find out if it picked up through the pick-ups, which it kind of did.  And that was pretty good.

And amongst the other questions put to John Paul Jones was one from me:

If Them Crooked Vultures had Spice Girls-like nicknames what would they be?
Paul Jones, Liverpool
Dave would be Smiley Vulture.  He can’t stop grinning.  Josh would be Slinky Vulture.  He’s a slinky kinda guy.  And I’d be Speedy, I guess.  Or Jumpy.  So there you go.  Smiley, Slinky and Speedy.  Or does that sound more like the dwarfs?

Dave on the cover of Rhythm

February 13th, 2010 Comments off

March’s Rhythm magazine has a 10 page interview with Dave covering Them Crooked Vultures, getting back behind the kit and the future of the Foo Fighters.  Plus, Dave’s drum tech provides an extensive look at Dave’s kit.

Dave’s signed & smashed guitar up on eBay for Oxfam

February 3rd, 2010 Comments off

In support of Oxfam’s Haiti Appeal there’s a signed & smashed guitar of Dave’s up on eBay:

View all the celebrity auction items HERE.

The guitar is listed as being donated by Q magazine – Dave onced smashed a guitar for a Q photoshoot (in fact the photo used for the auction is from that very photoshoot) but the very same issue ran a competition to win the guitar through a premium rate phone-in on Q’s TV channel… this couldn’t be the same guitar.  Could it?

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