The life of a rock star seems pretty damn glamorous from a distance but it comes with plenty of downsides that the normal person will never be able to understand.
There are definitely some perks that come with being surrounded by drugs, alcohol, and groupies wherever you go but it can be hard to maintain that kind of lifestyle before it catches up to you.
As a result, many musicians have fallen victim to the vices that come along with the lifestyle.
However, there’s at least one major exception that I can think of: Dave Grohl.
Grohl has been living it up since his days playing drums for Nirvana before eventually founding the Foo Fighters following the death of Kurt Cobain on the way to becoming one of the biggest names— and nicest dudes— in rock.
He’s also super talented and capable of playing basically any instrument you put into his hand.
Grohl is pushing 50 but he hasn’t let his age get in the way of partying hard— at least when you consider his preconcert drinking ritual.
According to Maxim, Grohl recently revealed how he pregames for shows while talking with a radio station in Los Angeles and I would hate to be his liver based on what he says it involves.
Grohl starts off by popping a few Advil before really getting into it, saying:
“An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light. About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first [Jagermeister], finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going. Now there’s a bunch of people around, so I’m throwing shots at everybody and I’m taking shots with everyone in the room. The next Coors Light is down, I got a cold one.
Now it’s about maybe 20 minutes before going on. I’ve had three or four shots of Jäger and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get 15 minutes to ourselves…
So then, it’s all of us and I feel guilty because I’m the only one who’s been doing the shots of the Jag so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever.”
I guess you could say Grohl likes to…
Remember that song? 2007 was a weird time for music.