Dave Grohl is definitely spreading the Chrissy cheer, from dropping a bunch of Hanukkah covers to Foo Fighters releasing their very own version of ‘Run Rudolph Run’ by Chuck Verry. However, the frontman is yet to write his own Chrissy song, saying in a recent interview “Trying to write a new Christmas song, it’s kind of tricky. Because it’s like, you’re so used to the classics. You’re so used to being crotchety. I think we’ve been asked to do it, but I wouldn’t even know what to say.”
Then however, the music legend took a very steep left turn to talk about mushrooms of all things, and how he’d incorporate them into a holiday song, saying “Like, ‘I took mushrooms with the teachers from my school. I took a bunch of mushrooms in my house with my mom.’ I don’t really think it’d work. No, we’ve never even tried. I don’t know if people would want us to do that. I’m not sure. Maybe the day that we decide we don’t want to do this anymore, we make a Christmas song and then we ride off into the sunset.”
Random time to bring up shrooms right? Luckily for us, he went into mad depth about his history with the drug and his absolutely cooked first time doing them, telling a story about the time he took them before a family party.
“I grew up in a house that was really small, and every Christmas night, people just knew to come over to the Grohls’ little house. We would all just sit around and listen to music and drink and stuff like that. By the time I was like 14 or 15, now I’m in a punk rock band, my punk rock friends are coming over. Then my mom’s teacher friends are coming over and then my sister… I mean, we lived in a small little neighborhood and everyone just knew to come over. So this one year… God, I shouldn’t be telling this story,” the ‘My Hero’ singer said wryly.
“This one year, I think I was like 15 or something like that. My friend gave me mushrooms for Christmas, right? I’d never taken them before. So I thought, ‘OK, I probably shouldn’t take them at this party because all of my mother’s friends are coming over.’ Right? They’re teachers at the school that I go to, I know these people, I’d known [them] for a long time. So my friend gives me all these mushrooms. I think, ‘I’ll take a little bit before the party.’ I was out of my f*cking mind. So much so, one of the teachers from the school pulled me into the bathroom at one point and was like, ‘Are you doing cocaine?’
“I was like, ‘No, no!’ So then after everyone left, I stayed up and tried to learn that Zeppelin song, ‘Bron-Y-Aur,’ that acoustic thing, until like six o’clock in the morning. I never figured it out. I thought I figured it out, but I didn’t really figure it out.”
Pretty insane, the man had guts at 15 I’ll give him that. For now, let him help you get into the Chrissy spirit with the Foo Fighters’ cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’.