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06th Nov 2018

Dave Grohl reveals there’s just one more band he’d love to play drums for

Will Lavin

The Foo Fighters frontman says there’s just one more band he’d like to play for

Dave Grohl is more than likely your favourite musician’s favourite musician.

Having played the drums for a bevy of bands over his truly expansive career, either as a member or a guest, according to the man himself there’s one more band he’d love to get on the kit for – and that’s the legendary AC/DC.

Interviewed by Forbes about the midterm elections, the conversation strayed off course when Grohl was asked if there was a dream act he’d love to play drums for, to which he promptly replied: “AC/DC. That’s the last one. Phil Rudd is back, though.”

Continuing, he added: “If you dive back into their back catalog, that early shit, there was a little bit more dynamic, then they settled into the groove. That’s the thing. And it’s because of Phil Rudd. It’s AC/DC, but that guy holds the key.”

Reports recently surfaced claiming that classic members Rudd and singer Brian Johnson are back in AC/DC, the news coming after photos surfaced over the summer, showing the two of them outside the band’s recording studio in Vancouver, Canada.

After being charged with threatening to kill a man and drug possession, which resulted in him being sentenced to eight months home detention, Rudd was replaced in AC/DC by Chris Slade.

Johnson, on the other hand, had to depart the band when it was diagnosed that he was at risk of losing his hearing. As most remember, he was famously replaced by Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses as AC/DC completed their Rock or Bust tour.

Dave Grohl’s Forbes interview was conducted whilst he was attending an L.A. benefit concert put on to inspire fans to get out and vote.

Asked why he decided to turn up to the event, he replied: “Growing up outside of Washington, DC, the underground music scene there was always very political. So from the Dischord bands to a lot of the bands from the suburbs if there was an event or a protest that involved music it was usually one of our bands.”

At that very same event, the former Nirvana drummer picked up the sticks and played behind the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beck (watch below).