Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl hasn't been shy about his political leanings. He frequently criticized Donald Trump, including in his June 2018 British GQ cover story, in which he said he was "ashamed of our president" and called the reality TV personality a "massive jerk."
Grohl, 52, shared in a new interview with The Independent that he's been making his political stances clear since he was a kid. He told the U.K. publication that back in the '80s, he attended "Rock Against Reagan" shows in Washington, D.C., "right on the Mall, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, a quarter of a mile from where I would one day be invited to play at Obama's first big 'party' on the South Lawn."
"There were police on horses with f---ing batons. It was nuts," recalled Grohl, whose dad was a supporter of the 40th president, of the anti-Ronald Reagan punk show that featured the likes of Dead Kennedys and Bad Brains. "I'd get beaten by police and rednecks. But it was the right place and the right time for that, under Reagan's suffocating conservative administration."