Dave Grohl Reveals The Heartbreak That Made Him Pursue Music
INGLEWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Dave Grohl performs onstage during I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell on January 16, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
We Have To Thank Sandy
In a new interview on The Howard Stern Show, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed how a teenage heartbreak inspired him to pursue his passion in music. He was only 13 years old when his heart got broken by a girl named Sandy.
“She was my first love,” Grohl recalled. “When she accepted my offer to be the future Mrs. Grohl, I was overjoyed. This was the greatest thing that had ever happened to me.”
“When she told me she didn’t want to be the future Mrs. Grohl, I was so heartbroken that I turned to the guitar,” he explained. “This was the beginning of that connection with my heart and music. I sort of realized the only way I was going to get out of this was to pick up my guitar and become a fucking rock star.”
The night Sandy dumped him, Grohl dreamed that he was playing the guitar at a sold-out concert with Sandy in the audience.
“The audience was going fucking nuts,” Grohl said about the dream. “And I look down and she’s in the front row crying, consumed with regret that she made a horrible mistake.”
A few decades later, Grohl played at his hometown and just like his dream, Sandy was part of the crowd. Instead of crying, however, Sandy was laughing. She knew about his dream because he previously told her about it.