Every Friday the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene unleash some punk rock trivia. Today’s “fun factoid” is about famed grunge rockers Foo Fighters and their unlikely “punk” connection.
When you all think of Dave Grohl, you probably recognize him as the former drummer of the legendary grunge act Nirvana and as the current vocalist / guitarist / song-writer of hard rock heavy hitters Foo Fighters. There’s a huge punk rock connection with several members of the Foo Fighters, however, that you may not be aware of. Dave wears his punk rock roots on his sleeves as stated in numerous interviews. He used to play in a D.C. based hardcore punk band called Scream, which put out albums on Ian MacKaye’s of Minor Threat‘s label Discord Records. Franz Stahl, the guitarist for Scream was briefly a member of the Foo Fighters and performed on the album “The Colour and the Shape.” Foo Fighters guitar player, Chris Shiflett, used to be in No Use For A Name and Foo Fighters other guitar player, Pat Smear, played in legendary L.A. punk act The Germs.