Dave Grohl Interview on The Colbert Report [Official Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published February 14, 2013

Dave Grohl sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his new movie, Sound City.

Grohl talked about heavy hitting musicians like Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Rick Rubin, Rick Springfield, Barry White, Tom Petty, Carl Perkins, Rage Against The Machine, John Fogerty, Cheap Trick, and many more. Also some strange ones like Charles Manson and Evel Knievel. Also some good discussion of the Neve recording console. He calls it "The Cadillac of recording equipment"... with all due respect to Cadillac, I think audio pros / car aficionados might say the board is more like the Ferrari of recording equipment. This Neve Mixing Console is one of a small number of mixing consoles in the world that could be considered the absolute best in the world and still as good today as it was 40 years ago... but we'll cut Dave some slack!


How did you go from a guy who didn't make documentaries to making a documentary about this place where you recorded?
Grohl: Well... I look at it this way: I never took lessons to play the drums. I never took lessons to play the guitar. I just sort of figured it out. I think that if you're passionate about something and you're driven and you're focused, you can do anything you want to do in life.
Colbert: No one taught me how to yell at people.
Grohl: ...And you're really good at it! You're great.

Colbert: Did Evel Knievel jump this board over Barry White?
Grohl: Now that would be a movie!

Colbert: Does it have a story to tell?
Grohl: It's got a lot of stories to tell. The first thing we had to do when we got it was scrub all the cocaine and fried chicken out of it... and that was just Barry White!
Colbert: Ya know, that was a great album too... Cocaine and Fried Chicken. That was a legendary album.

They also talked about when Grohl recorded an actually legendary album, Nevermind, as drummer of Nirvana with Butch Vig as producer / engineer.

An interview worth watching, and a movie worth watching.


Dave Grohl Foo Fighters Nirvana
Alt Rock Classic Rock Grunge Hard Rock Hits In The Studio Pop Rock Technology
Send Feedback
recommended music
image for article Best Traditional Rock Songs of 2017
October 26, 2018
Music Blues Rock Country Rock Folk Rock Garage Rock Glam Rock Psychedelic Rock Aaron Keylock Anders Osborne Benjamin Booker Beverly Jo Scott Billy Bragg Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Blitzen Trapper BNQT Bob Clearmountain Bob Dylan Bob Seger Cage The Elephant Cat Clyde Chris Robinson Brotherhood Chuck Prophet Conor Oberst Courtney Barnett Craig Finn Creature and the Woods Dan Auerbach Darius Rucker David Bowie Dawes Dead Man Winter Deer Tick Delicate Steve Drew Holcomb Drive-By Truckers Foo Fighters Francis Arnaud Gary Clark Jr. Gov't Mule Grateful Dead Gregg Allman Greta Van Fleet Hiss Golden Messenger Hurray for the Riff Raff Ian Moore Jason Isbell Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Band Jimmie Vaughan Joe Bonamassa John Jorgenson John Mayer Justin Townes Earle Kevin Morby Kevin Reveyrand King Crimson King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard King Khan Kings of Leon Korey Dane Kurt Vile Langhorne Slim Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Liam Gallagher Little Barrie Los Colognes Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Mild High Club Mondo Cozmo Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Neil Young Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Paul Personne Paul Simon Pearl Jam Queen Ray Davies Roadcase Royale Robben Ford Robert Plant Robert Randolph & The Family Band Roger Waters Ron Bumblefoot Thal Ron Gallo Ryan Adams Sheryl Crow Son Volt Strand of Oaks Tedeschi Trucks Band The Barr Brothers The Beatles The Bros. Landreth The Darkness The Magpie Salute The Rolling Stones The String Cheese Incident The War on Drugs The Wood Brothers together PANGEA Tony Molina Ty Segall U2 Wild Adriatic Playlist
Registration and login will only work if you allow cookies. Please check your settings and try again.

Web Analytics