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Four reasons why Dave Grohl is awesome!

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Four reasons why Dave Grohl is awesome!
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Rock stars don’t come much nicer than this.

The show must go on

In 2015, Dave Grohl fell off the stage in the middle of a concert in Sweden and broke his leg. Determined not to let his fans down, the Foo Fighters lead singer returned to the stage a short time later to finish the set! 

Grohl finishes his set despite a broken leg!
Keep calm and carry on Grohl finishes his set despite a broken leg! Source: ConsequenceOfSound.net

Fan power

In another demonstration of his dedication to his fans, later that year Grohl responded to a crowdsourcing campaign by the people of the small Italian town of Cesena. 

One thousands local musicians performed a cover of the Foo Fighters iconic song Learn To Fly, and the video went viral. Grohl, who first found fame as the drummer in Nirvana, responded – in Italian – saying "We are coming. I promise." 

Six months later, Grohl made good on his promise and the Foo Fighters performed in Cesena. "This has never happened before," said Grohl. "This is like a revolution."

Later, Grohl said "Once you find that inspiration you shouldn’t be afraid to follow it, because anything is possible." We think that’s a great lesson to live by!  

Rockin1000 Cesena's Learn To Fly cover went viral Source: YouTube

Going underground

And that’s not all, Grohl is gaining something of a reputation for helping out his fans. 

In 2006, two miners were trapped after a mine collapsed in Beaconsfield, Australia. One of their early requests while waiting to be rescued was that an iPod loaded with the Foo Fighters album In Your Honor be passed down to them through a small hole. 

When Grohl heard about this he sent a note that read: "Though I’m halfway around the world right now, my heart is with you both, and I want you to know that when you come home, there’s two tickets to any Foos show, anywhere, and two cold beers waiting for you. Deal?"

The Beaconsfield miners
Rescue The Beaconsfield miners Source: apnarm.com.au

Ultimate tribute

Following their rescue, one of the miners took Grohl up on his offer and watched the Foos perform at Sydney Opera House. 

Grohl took his kindness a step further, however, and wrote an instrumental piece in tribute to the miners, which he pledged would appear on an album.

True to his word, Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners, features on Foo Fighters’ 2007 release Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners Foo Fighters song Source: YouTube

Role model

As well as always being happy to help out fans in need, Grohl is a true role model. 

He’s spoken about publicly about the dangers of drugs and is an advocate of LBGT rights. He often wears a White Knot ribbon, which is a symbol of same-sex marriage in the US. 

Talking about wearing a white knot, Grohl said: "You know what that’s about? I believe in love and I believe in equality and I believe in marriage equality."

Grohl’s gay-rights activism dates back to the early 1990s, when he and the other members of Nirvana performed at a benefit to raise money to fight Oregon Ballot Measure 9. 

More recently, the Foo Fighters showed their support for gay rights by using humour to crash a protest held by the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.

Rickrolling The Foo Fighters crash an anti-gay demonstration Source: YouTube
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