Dave Grohl tells the story of how he got his revenge after being dumped

The Foo Fighters frontman got his own back on an old flame

Dave Grohl has revealed how he got his own back on an ex-girlfriend after being dumped.

In a recent interview with GQ, the Foo Fighters frontman told the story of having his heart broken by his childhood sweetheart Sandy, who broke up with him after four days when he was eleven.

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“When I was 11 or 12, I fell for this new girl in my school, Sandy Moran …” he says. “Eventually, we got it together. I asked her out, she said yes and we were going steady. It was for like four days or something – ridiculous.” Sandy then dumped Grohl, and he wasn’t happy about it.

“The very same night I had this dream. I was in an arena full of people and I’m at the front, shredding some guitar lead, the audience is going nuts, totally loving it,” he explains. “Then at the front down, I look down and there she is, Sandy, right in the front row. Crying her eyes out. She looks up to me and mouths, ‘Dave, why did I break up with you?'”

It turns out that years later, Sandy actually did come to a Foo Fighters show, though no tears were shed. “We played a show in Washington, D.C, a couple years back. It was like a school reunion, about 400 of my old pals were there on the guest list,” he says.

“I hear from someone that Sandy wants to come down … Sure as hell, I am on stage in my hometown, same as the dream I had 35 years ago, ripping a guitar lead and I look out into the crowd and there she is, front row.

“Sandy fucking Moran,” the frontman adds. “She’s not crying this time though, she’s just looking at me, shaking her head like, ‘You asshole.'”


Grohl’s confrontation with his elementary school ex isn’t the first awkward moment he’s experienced while on tour. At a show in Nashville on their recent tour, Foo Fighters invited an 8-year-old fan on stage to play drums… and the youngster refused to leave.