There is no bigger name in music right now than Dave Grohl. If anyone can cancel huge tour dates at Wembley and pull out of a headlining slot at the legendary Glastonbury festival but somehow get more popular, then it is the Foo Fighters front-man who has developed a reputation as the “nicest guy in rock.” This is thanks to his down to earth nature despite being a rock god, and there are many instances where he has justified his popularity through his actions. Here are 10 times that Dave Grohl was just plain awesome.
10. Singing Happy Birthday at Reading
Despite being perhaps the biggest rock star in the world and one that has collaborated with many enormous names, Dave Grohl does not forget where he came from. He often talks about his family and his hometown, and this has certainly helped him to stay so grounded over the years. In 2012, the Foo Fighters were headlining Reading Festival and played in front of around 80,000 fans on the final night of the festival. It was a mammoth two and half hour set that saw the band play 26 songs, but he also took time out to sing happy birthday to his mother, who was watching on at the side of the stage. She was brought out on stage as a sea of people sung happy birthday to her, and it was a touching and heartfelt moment and one that surely endeared him to moms around the world.