We spoke to Dave Grohl backstage at the O2 Academy Brixton about his Godlike Genius award, and it seems like a mixed blessing. “My band has given me more shit about this award – they’re like my brothers” he told us. “I can’t say anything without them saying ‘whatever you Godlike Genius'”.
He also talked about his performance tonight, promising to play for two hours, and ran us through his illustrious career (“one long 22 years”) and the landmark twenty years since ‘Nevermind’ was released.
In true Dave Grohl style he also recounted a tale of meeting up with Butch Vig again to make ‘Wasting Light’, and asking him if he had grey pubic hair too.
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