Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed how The Beatles have had a huge impact on his career, as he learnt everything he knows from listening to The Beatles records. Dave claims that he never had a teacher to teach him how to play his instruments, so he turned to a Beatles songbook for guidance and continued to use The Beatles to help him improve, even in his Nirvana days.
Grohl explained, “When I was young, that's how I learned how to play music - I had a guitar and a Beatles songbook. I would listen to the records and play along. Of course, it didn't sound like The Beatles, but it got me to understand song structure and melody and harmony and arrangement."
He added, I never had a teacher, I just had these Beatles records. Even in Nirvana, the Beatles [were] such a huge influence. Kurt loved The Beatles because it was just so simple. Well, it seemed simple, they sound easy to play, but you know what? They're f*cking hard." Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters were celebrating last night, after winning five Grammy Awards at last nights event.