His ability to do so was thanks, in part, to a Swedish medic that wrapped his foot and put it in an elevated position.
We’ve never been able to forget the iconic moment. You can see a clip of it all go down below.
Apparently, Grohl has never been able to forget about it either. This weekend, Foo Fighters headlined Lollapalooza in Stockholm.
During the gig, Grohl dedicated the performance of “My Hero” to the medic that helped him in his time of need, who was actually present in the crowd.
“There he is! Sing to him!” he yelled.
At the end of the song, the medic was invited to the stage and hugged Grohl.
You can watch the whole thing go down below.
Underbart när Dave får syn på Dr Johan i publiken😄❤️ pic.twitter.com/OQze6ldHz4
— Pata (@Patrik_V) June 30, 2019
This is the most wholesome thing.
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Grohl appeared on Queens Of The Stoneage frontman Josh Homme’s Beats 1 show to talk about the star.
He said his daughter was the one who introduced him to Eilish’s music.
“She gave me a copy of this Billie Eilish song called ‘idontwannabeyouanymore.’ And I listened to it and the song is so beautiful. It’s heavy. The lyrics are dark and it’s super heavy. Beautiful,” he said. “And I said, ‘Who is this?’ And she said, ‘Billie Eilish.’ I said, ‘What’s her deal?’ This is maybe like a year ago.
“I think she had released a bunch of songs or maybe EPs before but her LP, her album just came out not too long ago. But anyway, we went to go see her play and then we got to meet her and her family. And her family’s awesome. And they took Violet in because they understood her connection with Billie’s music”
“And that was the thing when we went to go see Billie Eilish at The Wiltern, you felt like you were a part of something that was about to just explode. It’s the connection she has with her audience. She’s like Morrissey. It’s like the kids who are there at the show, and not just kids, the people that are there are just so into the scene. That world.”
You can listen to the interview below.
In an interview with Variety, the Foo Fighters frontman was originally misquoted. However, a later Instagram post revealed Grohl’s real intentions. In the post, Grohl talked about how his daughters are finding their footing in music through Eilish, much like many young people did with Nirvana back in the day. Additionally, Grohl says that Eilish is changing the landscape of rock music.
Now, in an interview with Radio X, Eilish was able to geek out about Grohl’s kind words.
“I can’t even believe that,” Eilish says. “Are you kidding? He said rock isn’t dead because of me. Dude, I grew up on that shit. Huh? Rock? Like, I can’t.”
“Dave is such a sweetheart and his daughters, I love them,” Eilish continues. “And he’s so good, of course they’re good, because he’s, fucking, their dad.”
Then, Eilish went on to to say that she actually listened to Foo Fighters and Nirvana (along with some other scene favorites) from a young age. However, Eilish adds that that her love for the genre never left.
“I feel like you hit your rock phase and then it doesn’t really go away,” Eilish continues.“I’m still listening to My Chem, Green Day, Nirvana and Foo Fighters.”
Originally, Grohl’s misquoted comparison of Nirvana to Eilish sent fans into a confused frenzy. However, Grohl’s simple clarification was enough to put things into perspective for skeptical fans.
“My daughters are obsessed with Billie Eilish,” Grohl says. “And what I’m seeing happening with my daughters is the same thing that happened to me at their age. My daughters are listening to Billie Eilish and they’re becoming themselves through her music. She totally connects to them. So we went to go see her play at the Wiltren, and that connection that she has with her audience is the same thing that was happening with Nirvana in 1991. The people in the audience know every word.”
Following that, Grohl also explains that rock music can go in a plethora of directions.
“And her music is so hard to define,” Grohl continues. “I don’t know what you call it! I try to describe her to people and I don’t know… I don’t even know what to call it. But it’s authentic. And I would call it rock n’ roll. So… I don’t care what sort of instruments you use to do it. When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, I’m like, ‘Shit man, rock n’ roll is not even close to being dead.’”
We love the mutual love between two of our favorite artists.
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