Dave Grohl's Pre-Gig Drinking Ritual Is Predictably Badass

Spoiler: contains lots of beer and Jägermeister.

Dave Grohl's Pre-Gig Drinking Ritual Is Predictably Badass

Dave Grohl has revealed the rather extensive drinking routine he puts himself through before a show.

The Foo Fighters frontman spoke to 95.5 KLOS (via NME) recently about taking three Advil an hour and a half before stage time, before then beginning the following ritual. Brace yourselves…

“An hour before the gig, I have a Coors Light. About 50 minutes before the gig, I hit my first Jag [Jägermeister], finish the Coors Light, get another Coors Light going. Now there’s a bunch of people around, so I’m throwing shots at everybody and I’m taking shots with everyone in the room. The next Coors Light is down, I got a cold one.

“Now it’s about maybe 20 minutes before going on. I’ve had three or four shots of Jäger and three Coors Lights. Then they sort of clear the room and we get 15 minutes to ourselves…

“So then, it’s all of us and I feel guilty because I’m the only one who’s been doing the shots of the Jag so I start feeding shots of Jag to the rest of the band who are all drinking white wine and champagne and whatever.

“So I’m pounding them with Jag but I have to take the shots with them so now I’m five or six shots in. And it’s like, it’s time to walk to the stage so I crack another beer just to have a cold one as I walk up and I pick up the bottle and drink the last inch of the Jag!”

Urgh. We've literally just got a hangover thinking about that.

Dave Grohl photo: Tom Barnes

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