Yup, Dave Grohl had a particularly lit Christmas one year.
The Foo Fighters frontman chatted with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about his favorite holiday traditions and songs this week, before fondly remembering a time when things got a little hazier than usual.
He started off by explaining that “the Grohl’s little house” was where all his friends and family gathered for Christmas night when he was a teenager. “We would all just sit around and listen to music and drink and stuff like that,” he explained. “By the time I was like 14 or 15, now I’m in a punk rock band, my punk rock friends are coming over. Then my mom’s teacher friends are coming over and then my sister… I mean, we lived in a small little neighborhood and everyone just knew to come over.”
“God I shouldn’t be telling this story,” he laughed, before sharing that once, he took drugs before the bash.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
“So my friend gives me all these mushrooms. I think, ‘I’ll take a little bit before the party,'” Grohl recalled. “I was out of my f—ing 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!’ So then after everyone left I stayed up and tried to learn that Zeppelin song, ‘Bron-Y-Aur,’ that acoustic thing until like six o’clock in the morning. I never figured it out. I thought I figured it out, but I didn’t really figure it out.”
Listen to the full interview below.