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Dave Grohl's masterplan if any of his daughters date a musician

Dave Grohl's masterplan if any of his daughters date a musician

Dave Grohl has three daughters - none of whom he wants to date musicians, as he revealed on The Kelly Clarkson Show last year

Dave Grohl has a clever masterplan to bring into action if any of his daughters date a musician, saying he’s thought of the perfect incentive to keep them away. 

Grohl, 53, is father to Violet, Harper and Ophelia – a trio close to his heart that he understandably feels very protective of. 

Speaking on The Kelly Clarkson Show in 2021, when eldest daughter Violet was 15, Grohl discussed the prospect of when his kids inevitably entered the weird world of dating

When host Kelly Clarkson asked if he was ‘dreading’ the day his daughters started dating, to which the Foo Fighters rocker replied: “Sort of. I have this plan, and I’ve got it all worked out in my head. 

“If one of my daughters shows up with a musician, I’m just gonna pull that person to the side and just say, ‘Look, I will get you a record contract... if you stop hanging out with my daughter.” 

He added: “I think this will work!” 

Earlier in their conversation, Grohl said his children were ‘smart, weird, funny’ and ‘brilliant’, describing them as his ‘biggest inspiration’. 

“I love them so much and we have such a great relationship,” he said. 


Grohl went on to recall the moment teenager Violet approached him to talk about her first car, as she was about to get her learner’s permit. 

“And then that night she texts me a picture,” he continued. 

“She’s like, 'I think I know what my first car’s going to be.’ I’m like, ‘What’s that?’ 

“And it was a picture of Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg in a ‘64 Impala. I was like, ‘I’m not picking you up on the side of the 405 when that thing breaks down!'"

Earlier this month, Grohl hosted a tribute concert for his late bandmate Taylor Hawkins, who was found dead in a hotel room in Colombia in March.

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins performing in 2017.
Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking about his 'dear friend' on stage, Grohl said ‘no one else could make you smile or laugh or dance like he could’. 

"And for those of you that admired him from afar, I'm sure you've all felt the same thing," he added. 

"So sing and dance and laugh and cry and scream and make some noise so he can hear us right now." 

The all-star concert at London’s Wembley Stadium welcomed the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Liam Gallagher, Metallica, Rush, Supergrass and Stewart Copeland of The Police. 

Grohl also performed an emotional, stripped-back version of Foo Fighters hit ‘Times Like These’, with tears rolling down his cheeks as he sang.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Celebrity, Dave Grohl, Music, Entertainment