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Davus Maximus? Grohl almost joined GWAR

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We almost lived in a world where Dave Grohl was the drummer for GWAR.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Foo Fighters frontman reveals that he was invited to join the cult costumed metal outfit back when he was just starting out as a teenage drummer. He even got as far as designing his own GWAR outfit.

“At the time GWAR was a band that would draw like 700 people, right?” Grohl says. “Which is huge.”

As for why he didn’t take the gig, Grohl wasn’t completely sure about GWAR’s vulgar stage antics.

“The more I thought about it, am I really gonna invite my uncle to see me play when there’s like fake blood and [other fluids] shooting all over the place?” Grohl says.

In the Rolling Stone piece, Grohl also recalls an enlightening songwriting conversation with Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo, jamming with Rick Astley and writing future Foo Fighters songs on Kurt Cobain‘s guitar while in Nirvana.

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