By Joel Hanek
Fact: Dave Grohl is awesome. When he’s not churning out rock anthems as the frontman for the platinum-selling Foo Fighters, Grohl is in the studio recording with his rock heroes like Lemmy Kilmister and John Paul Jones. And when Grohl isn’t making music, he finds time to make hilarious cameos in “Saturday Night Live” sketches. The man makes more guest appearances than Lil Wayne.
How does he do it? With copious amounts of highly-caffeinated coffee, obviously. In a hilarious and slightly hypnotic new video posted to Them Crooked Vultures’ YouTube account, Dave Grohl terrorizes his bandmate (and Queens of the Stone Age mastermind) Josh Homme with incessant demands for more coffee by screaming what I hope will be the new catchphrase of 2010: “Fresh pots!” Homme’s confessional on Grohl’s caffeine addiction makes me pine for a TV special like “True Life: I’m Addicted to Caffeine (And I Am Dave Grohl).”
While the video concludes that Grohl was rushed to the hospital as a result of his high coffee intake “for reals,” the multi-talented star is perfectly fine and keeping up his busy schedule. In fact, last week Dave Grohl quietly let slip last week to Rolling Stone that the Foo Fighters were back in the studio working on a follow up to their 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. This announcement is sure to please fans since the group announced they would be taking a hiatus after their tour in 2008. The singer/guitarist/drummer also revealed that for their upcoming seventh studio album, they would be working with rock producer heavyweight Butch Vig on what Grohl calls will be the Foos’ “heaviest album yet.” Grohl added a twist by saying the new record would be recorded entirely analog.
Whether it’s videos or new music to look forward to, we hope Dave keeps it up, and we raise our ceramic mugs to him.