Dave Grohl shares why he once crashed a Nine Inch Nails recording session

Written by Bianca Davino on 5th June, 2018
Dave Grohl shares why he once crashed a Nine Inch Nails recording session

Over the course of his illustrious career, Dave Grohl has found himself working with some of the biggest names music has to offer. From David Bowie to hopping onstage with Guns N’ Roses, there really aren’t too many musos out there who haven’t gotten a taste of Grohl’s rock n roll glory.

In a recent interview with British Airways High Life magazine, as reported by Alternative Nation, Grohl has revealed how he ended up crashing Nine Inch Nails recording sessions back in the early 90s. Since then of course, Grohl has shared his drumming abilities with the legendary industrial-metal, drumming on their 2016 EP Not The Actual Events, however, this story may recount the start of their friendship.

Never one to take things too seriously, Grohl shared a story of how he and a friend were simply searching for a place to swim during a hot southern Californian summer in 1992.

“In 1992 it was so hot in the Valley, and every day my friend and I would look for a place with a pool. One day, he goes, ‘Guess where we’re swimming? In the house of the Manson Family murders!’” In a lucky turn on events, it just so happened that Nine Inch Nails were there, recording their second album The Downward Spiral. 

“We get there and Nine Inch Nails were making a record in the house, and we spent a week hanging out.” So, it looks like Grohl may have had some sort of hand in inspiring iconic tracks like ‘Closer’ and ‘March Of The Pigs’? He’s had his fingers in enough pockets of musical history so we can only educated guesses here.

Grohl also revealed how he would hang out with Lemmy at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood.

“The Rainbow Bar and Grill is my favorite place to drink in LA because it’s the least pretentious bar in the world. Everyone’s welcome. You see businessmen, but you also see people who worked for Whitesnake in 1982. I was there once having drinks with Lemmy and the bartender brought him his mail. The pizza’s great, too.”


The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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