Dave Grohl Rehabs Injured Leg with Led Zeppelin 'Air Drumming' Sessions
Dave Grohl has offered a glimpse into his rock ‘n’ roll rehab as recovers from surgery to his broken leg. He’s been channeling John Bonham.
The Foo Fighters frontman told Britain’s Q magazine he’s making solid progress from his injuries. But he won’t be running a marathon anytime soon. It’s a “slow process” and the muscles in his damaged leg have wasted. But he’s "doing fine," he explains.
There’s a secret weapon in Grohl’s recovery program. The Hall of Fame-inducted rocker is sticking to a daily routine that includes sessions of “air drumming” to Led Zeppelin.
"It's funny,” he tells the music title, “ever since I started playing the drums my right calf muscle has been twice the size of my left from stomping the hell out of my kick drum pedal".
He add, "now it looks like a sad little chicken wing so I've been doing a little bit of my own rehab therapy lately, which is air drumming along to Led Zeppelin three times a day."
Grohl snapped his right leg when he fell from the stage during an open-air show in Sweden in June. A string of European dates were postponed or canceled, including a prestigious headlining slot at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival. The former Nirvana sticksman has returned to his familiar front-and-center position with the Foos, though with his leg raised in a custom-made throne.
The Foos headlined the first day of the July 24-26 Fuji Rock Festival in Japan after resuming touring earlier in the month. During a recent show at Fenway Park, Grohl brought his orthopedic surgeon on stage to perform a cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army."