Dave Grohl Recalls Doing 'Shrooms At Mom's Christmas Party


Dave Grohl’s holiday memories include psychedelics fungi.

“This one year – God, I shouldn’t be telling this story. 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,” the Foo Fighters frontman told Spin.

Grohl recalled how it was a tradition for people to gather at his family’s home during the holidays to “just sit around and listen to music and drink and stuff like that.” Among the guests were his mother’s teaching colleagues.

“So I thought, ‘Okay, 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 for a long time,” said Grohl.

“So my friend gives me all these mushrooms. I think, ‘I’ll take a little bit before the party.’ Did. I was out of my f**king mind. Right? 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!’”

Grohl said when his house emptied out he – as one does on hallucinogenics – stayed up and tried to learn “Bron-Yr-Aur” from Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album Physical Graffiti.

“I never figured it out,” he recalled. “I thought I figured it out, but I didn’t really figure it out.”

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