It’s hard to imagine a time before Dave Grohl was a rock monolith – Foo Fighters recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, and before that, of course, was Nirvana. Last week, thought, a letter was widely shared online the Foos frontman wrote as a teenager to Ian MacKaye, the DIY hero behind Fugazi and legendary DIY label Dischord Records, asking him to sign his band. Check it out below:
Look what my hero Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) just found: a letter I wrote to him when I was 14! Haha! pic.twitter.com/Ak8gxZz5m6
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 28, 2015
We caught up with the Foo Fighters man this week to find out the full story behind the letter, his relationship with the “meticulous” Ian, and how he still wants to release a single with Dischord.